Today, people over 65 years old have a 25% chance of ending up in a nursing home or long-term care facility. Usually, it’s because they have two or three chronic conditions that no longer allow them to live on their own.
Here’s a list of the most common reasons people move into long-term care:
Does any of this sound familiar? Do you know someone who was moved to long-term care for any of these reasons? Were you happy with the care they received? Is that where you want to end up?
The main reason people can no longer look after themselves and need help from others is because of poor health. This is something that we can choose to control. Conditions that predispose people to poor health are
Did you know that 75% of the factors that determine your health in later life are not the aging process? Rather, they have to do with lifestyle. This means that you have a lot more control over your health and where you end up in later life than you may have thought.
The sooner you start taking action to improve your health, the better you will feel and the more you will reduce your chances of ending up in a nursing home or in long-term care.
Choose healthy aging.
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