Many people assume the best way for older adults to heal from serious injury or illness is to keep them in the hospital. But there are many reasons why allowing seniors to recover at home is better, Robert Garvey, outreach coordinator for Masonic Village Home Health in Elizabethtown, Pa., said.
The number of Americans aged 65 or older is projected to reach 98 million by 2060 – more than double today’s number, according to the Administration for Community Living (ACL). Families needing an extra set of hands have a few options to choose from. Home health and home care are two distinct types of care to help aging relatives manage their health while providing them with a high quality lifestyle, Catherine Merkey, outreach coordinator for Masonic Village Home Health in Elizabethtown, said. She said many residents get confused by the two services and part of her job is to help educate them.