As our technology advances modern medicine allows us to live longer and longer. The good news is that we live longer lives than ever before. The bad news is that not everyone maintains their mental capabilities nor the their physical functions. That being the reality, who will care for us as we age?
The U.S. Administration on Aging forecasts that nearly one in five Americans will be 65 or older by 2030. A majority of us will be faced with the decision to either care for an aging parent or family member or send them to a nursing home. The reality is nursing home care is extremely expensive costing thousands of dollars per month but for many that’s not the main reason it isn’t an option, many of us promised to never put our parents in a home. So what do a majority of people do…they become caregivers themselves.
Being a family caregiver
Being a full time caregiver to a family member can be very emotionally taxing; its difficult job and no one is equipped to do it alone. Family members are often times hesitant to leave the care of a loved one in the hands of another. However, everyone needs some time off to enjoy personal time to enjoy a hobby, run errands or simply decompress. For these needs, we offer respite care in all the areas in the service areas listed in this website to allow you some time to decompress and bring balance in your life. Proceed to Personal Care Assistance to learn about how we can help.