Assisted Living Preferred Care Option Information from Columbus Mover E.E. Ward
We all care about seniors. However, we may not know what they truly want with their care options. Columbus professional mover E.E. Ward would like to go through the survey made by Senior Living Blog with you to understand what care options seniors prefer.
Assisted living has become the number one care option for seniors who can no longer take care of themselves according to the United States of Aging survey by the National Council on Aging. Nearly half – 48% of seniors – said that they would consider assisted living for themselves should they need care in the future.
The survey, which involved 3,279 phone interviews conducted with seniors over the age 60, showed that
Assisted Living Preferred Options Chart
assisted living surpassed the popularity of receiving help from community programs (40%), moving-in with a family member or friend (36%), hiring a paid caregiver (32%) and living in a nursing home (20%).
This does not mean that seniors necessarily see moving to assisted living as inherently desirable. Indeed. A vast majority of seniors (77%) indicated that they intend to live at home for their rest of their lives. But at the same time, seniors see assisted living as their best choice when this is not possible.
Now, if your beloved elder family members would like to move to an assisted living community or move in with a family or a friend, please contact us! E.E. Ward is a preferred service provider for A Place for Mom. We are uniquely trained and experienced in assisting seniors down size and relocate.
Reprinted from “Assisted Living Preferred Care Option for Seniors Who Can’t Live Alone,” January 2015, A Place for Mom