As our country’s population ages more seniors are not finding much value in moving into nursing homes. Home care is rapidly becoming the best option. With the right caregivers you can really have a great setting at home to support you as you age. “Everyone has a mental image of what it’s like to live in a nursing home — and those images aren’t always positive ones. While not every nursing home is created equal, the majority provide excellent care for their patients.
Still, according to a recent poll, most seniors reject the idea of moving into a nursing home when they are no longer capable of living on their own in their own homes. In a poll of more than 1,200 seniors conducted by Harris Polls, 66 percent of the respondents reported that they would “rather die” than move into a nursing facility when they get older.
This is in line with a previous survey from AARP, in which 80 percent of people over age 50 reported that they want to stay in their homes for as long as possible as they age. The reasons for these responses vary, from concerns about finances to resistance to being “confined,” but the trend reveals and very important fact: The way that we age, and the way we want to be cared for as we age, is changing.”
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