Do you have parents over the age of 55 who need help with daily activities or have a loved one that needs more daily assistance than you can provide?
With COVID-19 at the forefront of our thoughts, it’s easy to forget that we’re also in the middle of the Missouri 2020 Census. While Missouri has an overall self-response rate of 62.1% (slightly higher than the national average), St. Louis’ rate is 49.5%. For every person that is not counted in the census, Missouri will lose $1,300 in federal money every year. Due to the results of the 2010 Census, Missouri lost a congressional seat and hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding.
The Missouri 2020 Census will continue through October 31, so there is still time to make sure that #MissouriCounts. If you’re interested in learning more, visit the Missouri Counts website and check out its resources. Please help us spread the word!
Have you and your family reached a point where you need to decide about extended care? This is often an emotional and even stressful time. Learning about all the assisted living facility options available can ease some of this tension.
Many individuals look at local nursing home choices. Another option that many people don’t know about is an assisted living facility. It’s crucial to find the one that best fits your needs.
Keep reading to learn the difference between these types of facilities.
Falls are a serious health issue for older adults. The number of falls for seniors in the United States is likely to increase as the people live longer and the population ages. Below are some facts about falls in the U.S., and ways for seniors and their caregivers to help prevent them.
How does a caregiver know when it’s time to consider assisted living for their loved one? Sarah Stevenson at A Place for Mom put together a list of signs that memory care or assisted living might be the most helpful option. Here are a few of them: