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AGING IN PLACE: Help is Needed But Is Often Inadequate

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AGING IN PLACE: Help is Needed But Is Often Inadequate

April 03,2019 Mary Lynne Murray 0 comments

Elderly man who needs help when aging in place

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.

More findings:

  • 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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