21. October 2008 20:57
When navigating the various options for senior care, it is important to understand not only the care requirements and costs but also the short-term and long-term care needs. This can be especially challenging when Assisted Living becomes the senior's desired choice. Most Assisted Living communities charge separately for caregiving services and may have limited resources for providing nursing care and assistance for those with memory loss. This is why it is important for a senior and their family to evaluate the senior's long-term care needs before making the move to an assisted living community.
Inside Assisted Living, a website for families evaluating assisted living, today released their new research study, "Assisted Living Family Attitudes and Preparedness Report." The survey of 195 families provides an overview of important topics for seniors to understand when evaluating Assisted Living communities. These include costs, caregiving services, and facility criteria for the senior community.
The survey found that 75% of the respondents anticipate needing assisted living for a family member in the next 10 years.
You may view the survey results and learn about Assisted Living for seniors on their website:www.insideassistedliving.com
The website founder, Ryan Malone, learned about the challenges of finding appropriate senior care when his Mother suffered a stroke and shares his experience to make the process easier for other seniors and their families.senior