Every year many adults face the difficult decision of when and where to relocate their parents once it becomes clear that independent living is no longer possible for the parent. Residential Care Facility also referred to as “Assisted Living” or “Board and Care” facilities are non-medical facilities that provide a high level of care and include assistance with activities of daily living.
Not that long ago only one in 10 people lived past the age of 65, now nearly 80 percent live past the age of 65! Currently 71 percent of today’s baby boomers have at least one parent that is still alive; where as in 1989 just 60 percent of people who were ages 41-59 reported they had at least one living parent. This trend shows an increasing number of older adults that will eventually need to be cared for in our society.
An adult home is the next logical step for many aging parents who could no longer live independently. In the coming decades the demand for family care will increase but the supply of family caregivers will decrease. There will be a substantial increase of people who will be in the “Sandwich Generation” – those caring for their young children at the same time caring for their parents. Many children live far from their parents or their lives are too busy to take on this care. With the increasing longevity of the older population it is becoming much more common for a woman to be in her 60s and 70s while having the responsibilities to take care of one or both of her parents.
One of the best outside sources for living care needs is Emma’s Board and Care assisted living facility. Emma’s Board and Care has around the clock care for your loved ones. The facility includes a great diet and nutrition monitoring program and the ability to grant freedom of life to both the senior client as well as the family members of the senior client. Superb care matched with unparalleled service and a home like atmosphere Emma’s Board and Care is the best choice for your loved ones.
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