Understanding the Different Kinds of Senior Care Available
Finding the proper care for an aging loved one can be a daunting task without knowing the pros, cons and costs for each option. Many adult children feel torn between handling the daily tasks of caring for their parents themselves or relying on professionals.
In some cases, a loved one is challenged with health issues and requires assistance around the clock.
In other cases, seniors just want to stay right at home, but can have trouble standing up to walk to the bathroom or cannot drive themselves to the grocery or to a doctor's appointment.
The truth is that our loved ones have options.
The U.S. population is aging and average life expectancy is increasing, and more than 80% of
older adults indicate that they would prefer to "age in place," according to the National Conference of State Legislators.
To fulfill that wish, options for senior care now range from the 24/7 care in a designated facility that we've long been familiar with - all the way down to something as simple as a professional stopping at your loved one's home to help with things like bathing, light housekeeping or transportation.
Again this year our Operations Coordinator, Marcy Silver, is serving on the Committee for the Walk to End Alzheimer's and she's super excited to be participating and serving as the Visiting Angels of Pikesville Team Captain once more!
This year the Walk is on Saturday, October 27 and will again be held at Canton Waterfront Park.
For a meaningful morning, join our team and walk with us! Can't make it to the Walk but still want to support our efforts and the Alzheimer's Association?
Keep on Keepin' On: One Man's Experience with Parkinson's Disease
In a recent blog post, Robert J. Silver, PhD, shared an excerpt from his new book, "Keepin' On: Living Well with Parkinson's Disease." He has generously offered to donate a portion of the book's proceeds to Michael J. Fox Foundation.