Are you or a loved one getting on in years. Can some tasks no longer be performed as easily? It?s not a topic we like to discuss, but there comes a time when many of us need help. And that?s where assisted living facilities and senior day care facilities come to our aid.
It?s just a fact that nearly 70% of Americans over the age of 65 will need long term or senior day care at some point. In 1960, the average lifespan was only 69. Today, people who reach 65 will live an average of another 18.5 years. That means there?s that much more need for adult day care and eldercare facilities.
The average occupancy rate for senior housing options was just over 88% in 2011, according to the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry. Now, no two assisted living facilities are alike, or even offer the same services. Some offer senior day care as well as senior citizen housing, some specialize in just senior day care facilities, and others do no senior day care at all, catering only to their residents. You need to be certain to find the right service options for you or your loved ones.
Not everyone who lives in senior citizen housing needs as much care. Almost 90% of residents of independent senior housing rate their overall satisfaction as good to excellent and almost 85% would recommend their eldercare resources to someone else. There are many assisted living residents who are fairly independent, but like having support available 24/7 when or if it?s needed.
So stop worrying all the time about your parents or spouse or even your self. We know life gets harder, that?s why senior day care and assisted living facilities are here to help. Let us do the hard work so you can do the easy part, living and spending time with the ones you love.