24 Aug Why Assisted Living Facilities Are Especially Important in Today’s Society
Even as recently as 1985, older adults made up just 11% of the population of the United States. By as soon as 2030, that number will climb to more than 20% – representing over 60 million Americans who are all over the age of 65. This fact is just one of the reasons why assisted living facilities are especially important today: because the need for quality care is only going to get more pressing as time goes on.
The Importance of Assisted Living
According to the Population Reference Bureau, by 2060 there will be nearly 100 million Americans who are over the age of 65. This segment of the population has more than doubled over the last four decades. But just because their numbers are increasing does not mean that their health is getting any better. Far from it. Not only do most seniors have at least one chronic healthcare issue, but the leading cause of senior injuries (and even death) is still a fall at the worst possible time.
These seniors deserve to be taken care of, the same way they have always historically taken care of us. Not only do assisted living facilities represent perhaps the best chance to proactively monitor their health and help them lead the happiest and most successful lives possible, but the physical and social activity, intellectual stimulation and safe living benefits have already been proven to have a significant boost to their overall quality of life across the board.
So for as important as assisted living facilities are today, their presence is only going to get more critical over the next few years. This is something that we need to start preparing for today – and that is a large part of what pacific Pines is all about.
Pacific Pines: Your Partner in Elder Care
At Pacific Pines, we understand the important role that care home facilities like ours play in the modern era – and we are also aware that this role is only going to get more critical as time goes on. That is a large part of the reason why we are proud of our unique mixture of first-class services and an exceptional location that serves people in Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear, Redlands and the surrounding areas – because everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits of quality and personal care all throughout their twilight years.
If you have any more questions about why assisted living facilities are especially important in the modern era, or if you would just like to find out more about the services that we offer, please do not delay – contact us today.