Elderly people who want to continue living at home and not have to move to a nursing home but require a little help to do so can obtain the help they need from FriendshipAtHome.org.
Dublin, OH -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/02/2015 -- Currently, 15% of the population in Ohio is people who are over 65 years old, and this number is expected to grow substantially over the coming years as better healthcare allows for longer lives. Many of these people, however, cannot do everything they could when they were younger and are contemplating what to do when extra help is required around the home. Although many have family members to help out sometimes, it often isn't enough.
Right now, 74,828 elderly people live in nursing homes. The average cost of a private room in a nursing home facility is approximately $83,000. For many seniors, there is no choice but to pay this expense and move to a nursing home to ensure help is available every day, even if help is only necessary for some of the most basic tasks around the home.
Friendship At Home, a local continuing care agency, is trying to change this and is helping the elderly stay in their home if all that is needed is a little extra help. This company provides Continuing Care at Home and works with the senior to determine what their needs are and how these needs can be met so the person can continue living at home.
Spokesperson Scott Emch stated, "We know many seniors don't want to give up the home they've lived in for many years. Yet, the person can't do everything they used to do. We cover that gap, helping them with essential tasks so the person won't have to give up and move to a nursing home."
Many of the elderly who take advantage of home care services like what is offered by Friendship At Home simply need help buying groceries, cleaning the home, and other simple tasks. The seniors don't really need to have someone by them 24 hours a day to ensure their care.
Friendship At Home recognizes this and offers the help needed in their own home. The person can work with a care coordinator to create a plan of services and days or times for the services. The care coordinator will work closely with them to ensure they can retain their independence. The plan is intended to reach far into the future and help the person stay in their home as long as possible.
Emch stated, "We offer a variety of services that can help any elderly person remain at home. We also offer other programs and services to meet their long-term care needs and ensure they have any help necessary. Each plan is tailored to the individual, so there is no one-size-fits-all approach."
About Friendship At Home
Friendship At Home is a home care service that's affordable and allows seniors to remain in their home with the necessary help. The company also has sponsored activities such as a wellness program, socialization program, and concierge services. Friendship At Home strives to bring family members peace of mind knowing their senior family members are safe and cared for without having to give up the home they've lived in for years. This is the first program of its kind in Ohio and strives to bring all of the services an elderly person needs to them in their own home.