In the Washington Post article For older people who stay in their homes, help is needed but often is inadequate, author Judith Graham reports:
“According to a recent Johns Hopkins study: About 25 million Americans who are aging in place rely on help from other people and devices such as canes, raised toilets or shower seats to perform essential daily activities.
- Nearly 60 percent of seniors with seriously compromised mobility reported staying inside their homes or apartments instead of getting out of the house.
- Twenty-five percent said they often remained in bed.
- Of older adults who had significant difficulty putting on a shirt or pulling on undergarments or pants, 20 percent went without getting dressed.
- Of those who required assistance with toileting issues, 27.9 percent had an accident or soiled themselves.
For older adults and their families, the report is a reminder of the need to plan ahead for changing capacities.”
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