It is unfortunate that the media mainly covers only the bad things that happen in senior living facilities, but there are so many great options out there. It can truly be like a cruise ship that never sails…I know that sounds hard to believe, but I have seen so many seniors go from sitting at home doing nothing to really thriving after getting involved in a wonderful social program, getting some care assistance and having restaurant style meals served to them three times a day! Many options are way more affordable than you think. Most communities offer a month to month rental and several will let your try it for a month like a test drive!
Baby Boomers, those of us born between 1946 and 1964 make up approximately 25% of the U.S. population. December 31, 2029-the last of the boomers will turn 65. The 65+ population segment is projected to double to 71.5 million by 2030 and grow to 86.7 million by 2050. Possibly more than 80 million will be on Medicare and Social Security. Now I ask you again, are YOU ready for the Senior Tsunami?
Watch for my next post which will focus on- Making Your Home a Safe Environment.
Senior Living Placement and Consultant