If you’re a senior or a loved one of a senior in Pennsylvania, you may be wondering what “personal care” means when it comes to senior living. What are the benefits? How do they help senior adults live an independent, celebrated lifestyle every day?
We have all met a senior who simply refuses to be helped. Whether being polite and holding a door open or offering to carry groceries for them, it seems there are at least a few seniors who would rather be left alone. As seniors age it becomes more common for them to be stubborn and refuse help from anyone, and this is especially true when it comes to aging parents.
One in four seniors ages 65 and older fall each year. According to theU.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of five falls causes either broken bones or a head injury. Over 800,000 patients per year are hospitalized as a result of a head injury or hip fracture from a fall. Even worse, falls are a leading cause of fatal injury, causing 27,000 deaths annually.
As seniors age, it becomes more and more common that they are unable to live on their own. When this time comes, you and your parent may become riddled with stress and confusion because of all of the options available – options such as senior living, supportive care, home care, respite care and a wide array of other services. An option now rising in popularity is moving aging parents in with their adult children.