The transition into utilizing Senior Care assistance is trending. In our health conscious culture many of us are making better choices regarding diet, exercise, and lifestyle. With the aging of Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, America’s older population will double by 2030, reaching some 70 million. If you were born before 1945, you are called the Silent Generation by demographers and researchers and this article is for you.
As such, we are all living longer, healthier, and have the opportunity to remain engaged in life. With these additional active years, we typically require some assistance with daily activities to remain safely engaged. This care comes by the way of Senior Home Care. Typically, seniors desire to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. In order to ensure safety, support, and assistance in managing the activities, the number one choice being made is to hire a Home Care Agency – like Livewell Private Care.
Activities of daily living (ADL) are routine activities that people tend do every day. As we age, we may require assistance for safety with these activities. There are six basic ADLs: eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring (walking) and continence. A person’s ability to perform ADLs is important for determining what type of long-term care — for example. Nursing-home care or in-home care — and health coverage the person needs such as Medicare, Medicaid or long-term care insurance.
If you have a Long Term Care Insurance policy already in place, you should look at the terms and benefits of your individual policy, as many policies will allow you to receive benefits as you remain at home with appropriate needs.
Livewell Private Care has a stellar track record assisting clients with accessing, documenting, and communicating with their existing Long Term Care Insurance policies. Call our Care Manager – TODAY – for a free consult on Home Care Services appropriate for YOUR care needs.