AARP research reveals that 75% of older adults prefer to age in place when given a choice. Aging in place is defined as the ability to safely, comfortably and confidently live in the home and community of your choice, regardless of your age, income and the condition of your health.
At Kadan Homecare, we broaden the definition of ‘home’ to include a variety of settings. As long as you’re comfortable and happy, we believe that you can successfully age in place in your home, assisted living, the home of a friend or family member, or even in a rehabilitation facility – just to name a few of the settings where we commonly provide care.
As the American population ages, the need for aging in place resources is growing dramatically. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that by the year 2030, one in five, or 20%, of Americans will be age 65 or older, and the growth will be particularly pronounced in states such as Maine, Florida, Montana and New Mexico, where 25% or more of the population in 2030 will be 65 years old or older.
The real moment of change will take place in 2035 when the United States will — for the first time ever — be a country comprised of more older adults than children. The U.S. Census Bureau projects there will be 78 million people age 65 and over compared to 76.4 million under the age of 181.
By 2035, Older Adults Will Outnumber Children for the First Time
The important thing is to be prepared.
On October 15, 2019, Kadan Homecare will participate in an event sponsored by the National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC) as part of National Aging in Place Week. The NAIPC’s aim is to expand awareness of the aging in place movement and the availability of resources to help seniors remain in their homes for as long as they would like. Kadan will be attending “Paying for Aging in Place – A discussion on planning for aging in place” sponsored by the Atlanta Chapter of NAIPC.
National Aging in Place Week events are an opportunity to call attention to the many facets of a successful aging in place plan. In fact, the NAIPC’s membership includes providers of more than 60 different services available to support aging in place. These services cover the broad range of needs that an older person will have as they age in place: medical, financial, home improvement, entertainment/social, legal, transportation and government assistance (Medicare, Medicaid and Veterans Affairs). Understanding how to fund an aging in place plan is critical .
“Funding aging requires a lot of guessing,” says Marty Bell, Executive Director of NAIPC. “We don’t know if we are going to confront life’s little surprises—the need for a caregiver, the need to drop our car keys, the need to support our children and their children. And we don’t know how long we are going to live.”
Download this useful guide from the NAIPC to help you get started with creating a plan for aging in place – either for you or a loved one.
Kadan Homecare is committed to serving seniors with excellent care wherever they consider to be home. We go anywhere and everywhere whether it’s a hospital, rehabilitation facility, assisted living facility, personal home or a family home. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation on your current needs, and together we’ll make a plan that’s just right for your situation. For more information or to talk with our team, call 770-396-8997 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.