There are more choices than ever for older adults. Is independent living an option or is assisted the way to go? Do they need to think about memory care? Maybe living at home could be possible with the right help.
But for all the options that are available, many families either aren't aware, or are not taking advantage, of their resources. In fact, according to a study commissioned by Home Instead Senior Care, "When asked what sources of information on senior care they had looked into, 67 percent of adult children said they had not taken advantage of any of a dozen potential resources. Responding to the same question, 54 percent of seniors said they had not tapped any of the potential sources of information about their own care."
Of course, the problem with this is that not having access to the right care could result in more serious health consequences. Home Instead Senior Care works with healthcare professionals, and families themselves, to help older adults and their loved ones close the information gap. Here are some of the common misconceptions that we encounter on a regular basis:
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