More and more Americans across the country have showed more concern regarding their living circumstances as they age. Retaining one’s independence seems to be the number one concern for elderly adults as they age. There are countless opportunities and alternatives available in regards to one’s retirement. Such alternatives consist of nursing homes, caregivers and technological advances that all correlate with seniors’ and their families’ well-being in mind.
Nursing homes also referred to as retirement homes and/or facilities, are a housing facility that resides multi-occupants. Senior citizens will have their own room that perceives the apartment feel and the general building contains alternative facilities for recreation, health care, gatherings, meals, etc. The most prominent trait included with a retirement home is the constant care that the individual at hand receives. Although these types of facilities have their perks, there still are many who feel that they lose their independence and opt for an alternative solution.
Caregivers tend to be a relatively perfect solution for many aging citizens. Caregivers can come in many forms, from nursing professionals, live-in, part-time, to a family member. Depending on the specific needs of the senior, which are usually discussed with a health care professional, the level of knowledge and ability from the caregiver will range. Often times family members help as much as they can with their aging loved one but find there are aspects to the task that require a professional. The most important factor with this retirement factor is that the senior often times is able to retain their independence.
We live in a digital age and the technology world advances more and more every day. With said advances come vast opportunities for citizens everywhere; opportunities involving retirement included. More recent developments involve platforms that allow and enable seniors to communicate with loved ones and health care professionals easily and via social sources and tools that have become more and more popular amongst the masses. Such devises as the CareConnect allow such communication which provides seniors with the independence they desire while simultaneously giving family members the peace of mind knowing their loved ones are healthy and monitored in case of an emergency.
Retirement options should always be discussed with one’s medical provider to ensure they are healthy enough to receive the care, or lack of, desired.