By 2050, the population of people in the United States over the age of 65 is estimated to reach 83.7 million. At the same time, individuals over the age of 85 are expected to make up 4.3 percent of the population. As the elderly population continues to grow, the concern for long-term care is essential because approximately 1.5 million people will be in need of it.
According to the American Association of Retired Persons, a majority of senior citizens intend to continue living in their homes for as long as possible. Being at home provides a sense of comfort and independence by allowing people to live in the home they worked so hard to afford and maintain over the years. By utilizing in-home care, seniors can have the best of both worlds; an independent & holistic lifestyle as well as preventative care that will reduce readmission.
The ever-changing world of technology continues to improve the activities of daily living (ADL). ADL’s include: assistance bathing and grooming, medicine management, assistance with pharmacy refills, and light housekeeping tasks that are too challenging for elderly individuals. One way to give more independence to seniors living at home is teaching them how to incorporate today’s technology into their lives. Utilizing tools, such as smart, wireless pill bottles and smartphone apps can help remind older adults to take their medicine, order refills and schedule doctor’s appointments.
At Poet’s Walk, A Spring Hills Memory Care Community, we offer home care services that are backed by a team of experienced and dedicated caregivers. We specialize in customized solutions for seniors, helping them to optimize independence wherever they call home. At Poet’s Walk, our Signature Touches are our unique services that impact the wellness of our clients’ mind, body, and spirit. This holistic and proactive approach to wellness offers enhanced care services to aid in disease management for specific health conditions.
We offer three packages for our home care services: a preventative package, premier package, and prestige package. The preventative package is modeled to keep adults aged 45 to 65 active and allows them to enjoy the recreational sports they love. The premier package focuses on adults aged 65 to 85, offering solutions for everyday life to walk with ease, climb stairs with confidence, reach for those items on the top shelf and prevent falls. The prestige package provides adults aged 85 and up disease management for those suffering with chronic illness like arthritis, diabetes, dementia, and cardiovascular disease.
Our Director of Resident Care, Karen Dufort, explained that “At Poet’s Walk, a Spring Hills Memory Care Community, we lead the way in value based healthcare. Our innovative home care services help us to combat the top reasons for decline in older adults in order to reduce hospital readmissions, promote healthier lifestyles, and empower our residents to become more independent in their daily activities.”
Poet’s Walk, A Spring Hills Memory Care Community is the only national provider of home care services that have exercise and wellness as leading service amenities. Our home care preventative packages combat the multi-factorial effect of aging which include: lower body weakness, medication errors, nutritional insufficiency, unmanageable illness, and social isolation. For more information, visit the Home Care Services page.