When it comes to senior care, there is nothing more comfortable than staying at home. Not only are you able to maintain your independence, but you are also able to age in a familiar place with the belongings you love rather than somewhere foreign and sterile like a nursing home. In the past when people aged they were more likely to consider selling their homes due to monetary concerns, but now that tends not to be the case.
Due to the current housing crisis, fewer seniors have found success in selling their homes and have instead chosen to take this opportunity to hold on to their homes and embrace the option of in-home care. Over the past few years, home care has become one of the preferred options for seniors as they age, with older adults living longer due to medicine and technological advances. Further, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, caregiving will become the second fastest growing occupation in the country, with more than 50% growth by 2016.
So as we enter into our elder years and start considering different types of care providers and options, think about where you or your loved one will feel most safe and at home.
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