According to a report released earlier this month by AARP Public Policy institute, 2 out of every 3 American adults believe that they will be able to rely on their families to take care of them when old age sets in. However, this belief soon becomes more of an impossibility when such individuals realize the shrinking availability of caregivers in the future. Further echoing this report is a study that revealed the ratio of potential caregivers to seniors aged above 80 years currently being 7.1:1 and predicted to reduce drastically by the year 2030 to a mere 4.1:1; meaning 4 potential caregivers for every single elderly individual.
Such findings coupled by the growing Alzheimer epidemic not to mention the impending silver tsunami, make it quite clear why options such as assisted living Denver and home care services need to be heavily considered. The following read provides in-depth information on the various benefits offered by homes for elderly care and large assisted living communities. Is one better than the other?
Assisted Living communities
Most appropriate for seniors who may benefit from round the clock supervision but who are not entirely dependent, large assisted living communities make up a large part of the senior housing landscape. And although one might be tempted to view these communities as adult day cares, this is actually far from the truth. In fact, one of the benefits of living in an assisted living community over other forms of senior care arrangements is the fact that this option promotes independence among the seniors. For instance, those experiencing the early signs of dementia or having any physical problems can carry on with their daily activities all thanks to the medical care present within the premises. Whats even better is that unlike the homes for elderly care, the medical care is not overbearing. On the same line, the seniors can also cook but they also have the choice of having their meals delivered to them.
Homes for elderly care
For families that find the prospect of having to take care of a senior and still managing to keep their life on track rather daunting, homes for elderly care offer a rather plausible solution. Not only do these facilities allow for a completely personalized service but they also provide continuity of care; features that both have far reaching benefits for those suffering from dementia. In addition, homes for elderly care also allow couples to stay together, as opposed to assisted living communities or nursing homes that may have a couple’s life long routine tampered with and in some cases even end up separating partners.
Although the costs of these facilities should be factored in when making a choice, it is of utmost importance to ensure that your loved one is getting the most out of the arrangement. Such facilities can be found in the following locations;
5261 S Quebec St
9970 Silver Maple Rd