Master Aging in NYC: Why Invest in Health Care at Home in 2022

In today’s post, we review research highlighting a few benefits of investing in professional health care at home in 2022. Read on to learn more, or call (718)-247-8300 to schedule a free consultation with our team in New York City.

1.   The Majority Of New York City’s Seniors Plan To Age In Place

According to a recent report by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), more than three-quarters (77%) of New York City seniors want to remain in their homes for the long term.

And yet, while nearly 80% of survey respondents over 50 own their own home and more than half have no mortgage, aging in place will not be possible for everyone—at least not without some help.

While we all tend to feel safest at home, there are many safety hazards to consider, especially as we age. In a seminal report from Advances in Patient Safety, researchers Gershon et al. (2008) identified a number of home safety hazards facing seniors, including:

  • Exposure to pests and irritating chemicals
  • Air pollutants (animal hair, dust, peeling paint, cigarette smoke, mold)
  • Slip-and-fall hazards (clutter, loose rugs, poor lighting)
  • Temperature extremes
  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Aggressive pets, and more

To facilitate successful aging in the home environment, many of New York City’s senior population will rely on professional health care at home. And that’s exactly what we have to offer. Whether your loved ones require help with housekeeping and cooking, or they need a trained nurse practitioner on-hand to help them maintain their independence, it’s all included as part of our health care at home.

2.   Health Care At Home Reduces The Risks Of Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout is now officially recognized as a chronic stress disorder characterized by extreme physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. It is associated with a number of health risks, and it is affecting more caregivers than ever before. In fact, according to the AARP’s Caregiving in the US 2020 report, nearly one-quarter (23%) of all family caregivers now report that “caregiving has made their health worse.”

But while caregiver burnout is serious, it is also easy to treat and prevent. By investing in professional health care at home, New York City’s caregivers can lift the burden, making more time for childcare, career opportunities, and quality time with mom and dad. So don’t despair—help is only ever a phone call away!

3.   Mom And Dad Prefer Professional Health Care At Home

In addition to preferring to age in place, most seniors also feel more comfortable receiving care from professional health care workers. This is not only because professionals have the training that families lack, but also because mom and dad never feel guilty asking for help from those paid to provide it! In contrast, many seniors who rely on family members for their care may stay silent, not wanting to be a burden on overworked loved ones.

Thus, if you’re looking to give your loved ones guilt-free peace of mind, while also improving their comfort, safety, and quality of life, consider investing in professional health care at home.

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References

Davis, M. (2021, November 18). Despite pandemic, percentage of older adults who want to age in place stays steady. American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).

Gershon, R. R., Pogorzelska, M., Qureshi, K. A., Stone, P. W., Canton, A. N., Samar, S. M., & Sherman, M. (2008). Home health care patients and safety hazards in the home: preliminary findings. Advances in Patient Safety: New directions and alternative approaches (vol. 1: Assessment).

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