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The Big Decision: Living At Home Or Assisted Living?

THE BIG DECISION Living at Home or Assisted Living? Retirement is changing. We're living longer but the retirement age hasn't changed, resulting in a two-part retirement. During the 1st Retirement, we're done working. As we continue to age, focus shifts more to safety and health as we enter 2nd Retirement. We want to continue living in our homes, however it's not always the best option. Assisted Living can help. LIVING AT HOME ASSISTED LIVING Living Alone Recreational Activities Social interaction, activities and hobbies are significant factors in a person's quality of life. 11.3 Million seniors live alone in their homes. A recent study shows loneliness increases the odds of developing dementia by 94% 64% of Assisted Living residents say they are happy with their overall quality of life Unintentionally Unhealthy Support Healthy Living Malnutrition and missing medication are major concerns among families with seniors living at home. Assisted Living offers easy access to nutritious food and can help with daily living tasks like medication management. 90% of Assisted Living residents say they are satisfied with the overall quality of care they receive. Cooking healthy meals consistently is a major issue for those OVER 65 Struggles with Daily Tasks Daily Task Help For those 65+, falls are the most common reason for hospital trauma admissions and cause of injuries resulting in death. Assisted Living communities provide support with daily living tasks. %3D %3D 1 IN 3 adults over 65 fall each year 93% MG of Assisted Living residents say they are satisfied with the level of personal attention paid to them by staff. Impact on Family Peace of Mind for Family It can be difficult to take care of elderly parents and juggle all other aspects of day-to-day life. Assisted Living communities provide safety. 55% 99% of their Assisted Living residents report feeling completely safe. of seniors living at home said they felt too afraid to walk outside at night when living alone. Retirement will continue to change. Learning about available transition options can help make each phase more enjoyable. http://www.aoa.gov/Aging_Statistics/Profile/2011/docs/2011profile.pdf http://www.alfa.org http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/edumat/hreduseries/tb1b/Section2/activity6h 1.html http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130724006009/en http://www.seniorhousingnet.com http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/falls/adultfalls.html http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-02-24/report-older-driv- ers-involved-high-share-deadly-crashes#.Ua6P_KWD6K5 http://www.census.gov/population/socdemo/statb http://www.hcplive.com/conferences/aafp_2010/How-Many-Pills-Do-Your-Elderly-Patients-Take-Each-Day MERRILL GARDENS A one of a kind retirement community

The Big Decision: Living At Home Or Assisted Living?

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People are living longer these days, the age of retirement keeps getting higher, and quality of life is being maintained well into a person's old age. But what are the comparative benefits of moving t...

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