If your loved one is experiencing difficulties that accompany aging, it might be time to start thinking about planning for future care. While we would all like to imagine living out our days free from the necessity of long-term care, in reality, approximately two-thirds of people ages 65 and older will require long-term care in some form, according to AARP.
As the number of older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias increases, more and more family members step into the role of caregiver. While caring for a loved one with memory loss is honorable and often rewarding, few people realize the physical and emotional tolls caregivers endure. As Alzheimer’s disease continues to affect families, the need for quality care services, such as respite care, becomes greater.