Senior Care Resources
The following facts concerning the elderly population were compiled by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2010.
- The elderly population (65 and older) will exceed the growth rate of the population as a whole.
- About 1 in 5 will be elderly by the year 2030.
- The oldest old (85 and older) is the fastest growing segment of the elderly population.
- Population over 65--38.6 million.
- Population over 85--5.5 million.
The Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Its mission is to
- eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research.
- to provide and enhance care and support for all affected.
- to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
National Family Caregivers Association
The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of aging. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships, and life stages to help transform family caregivers' lives by removing barriers to health and well being.
The American Association of Retired Persons
Founded in 1958, AARP in a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. As the nation's largest membership organization for people 50+, AARP is leading a revolution in the way people view and live life after 50.
The Veterans Administration
The Veterans Administration provides patient care and veterans' benefits. It strives for high quality, prompt and seamless service to veterans. The department offers assistance to provide veterans with the services they have earned.
Aging in Place
The Center for Disease Control defines aging in place as "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level."
"Aging in Place" refers to living where you have lived for years, not typically in a health care environment or nursing home, using products, services, and conveniences which allow you to remain at home as your circumstances change. In other words, continuing to live in the home of one's choice safely and independently as you get older.
Sitters Etc. is proud to be a provider of services that allows the implementation of the "aging in place" philosophy.
Caregiving from Afar
Long distance caregivers are typically bearing the stress of making sure loved ones are adequately cared for and feeling guilty that they can't be personally involved. And, oftentimes, even when they travel for a visit, more time must be spent in coordinating chores and acitvities than providing the companionship and emotional support the loved one craves, making both parties feel guilty.
Sitters Etc. has been a reliable resource for the long-distance children of seniors for over a decade. Choose peace of mind--for yourself and your loved one--by calling us today.