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January 12, 2021

The Pros and Cons

The COVID-19 pandemic has a lot of people on edge, particularly those who are concerned with the well-being of loved ones at high-risk of contracting the virus. The CDC states “The risk for severe illness with COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk. Severe illness means that a person diagnosed with COVID-19 may require hospitalization, intensive care, a ventilator to help them breathe or may even die.” 

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January 12, 2021

As we climb into 2021, the COVID crisis continues to present challenges for everyone. Caregivers, who are already overwhelmed and struggle with feelings of isolation, continue to push through, but the National Alliance for Caregiving says that today, caregivers are at an even greater risk for health, emotional, financial and work-related problems because of COVID related restrictions.  

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November 26, 2020

As the adult children of aging parents, you may be hyper-alert to your parents' physical and mental health. In-person visits are opportunities to assess your loved ones and to pick-up on signals of cognitive decline. As the holidays roll around, COVID-19 has caused another potential risk in the health and safety of aging adults as they are less likely to have in-person visits from loved ones who can pick up on red flags of declining health. 

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November 26, 2020

The vast majority of seniors prefer to “age-in-place” or continue living in their own homes or communities. According to aarp.org, “nearly 90 percent of people over age 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible, and 80 percent believe their current residence is where they will always live.”

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November 17, 2020

Opting for in-home care over assisted living and rehabilitation facilities is a growing trend that shows no sign of slowing down. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that home health and personal care aid jobs will grow 34% from 2019 to 2029, a growth rate they classify as “much faster than other occupations.” And as more seniors choose home care over assisted living facilities due to COVID-19, there’s a good chance this industry will grow even more quickly than predicted.

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