Falling is the most significant cause of senior injuries and deaths. In 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 25% of Americans aged 65 and over fell each year, making falls one of the most significant causes of injury and death among seniors.
According to Senior Living and the 2017 census, an estimated 14.5% of U.S. citizens are aged 65 and above. This large population is in higher demand for senior care because many require physical care and support.
In fact, according to Pew Research, 45% of American adults aged 65 and above use Facebook, which is expected to grow by 50% or more by now. It’s no doubt that the popularity of social platforms is increasing, especially among this demographic. Because of this, more seniors are looking at different long-term care options.
Approximately 47 million senior citizens live in the United States – around 14.5% of the population. Some of them can continue living without assistance, but many do, and the rest will likely reach that point.
Those who elect to receive that support in-home have several options, including CDPAP. The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program allows senior citizens to hire someone they already know to provide their care. As a Medicaid-funded program, caregivers will be paid […]