To build awareness
about the possibilities for approaching our loves one's aging - and
some day our own - in new ways.
To enable elders to
stay healthy and functionally independent for as long as possible.
To offer support and
acknowledgement to families who want to care for their loved ones but
find the responsibility overwhelming.
To make accessible
whatever short-term, long-term, and terminal care is required as our
elders, live longer and increase in numbers.
To provide that care in
the least restrictive and most cost effective environment as possible,
usually the home.
Working together, we can provide the care and services your
loved one requires, and the relief, and peace of mind you need. With
the proper support, there is no reason most elders can't remain in the
community to enjoy old age with dignity and as much independence as is
appropriate for their situation.
Consider these facts: There are 35 million Americans
over the age of 65, and that number will double over the next 40
years. More than 20 percent of today's workforce expects to assume
elder-care responsibility for parents or other seniors over the next
three or four years. Conservatively, one in three of us will care for
an elder by the year 2020.
The pattern for long-term care begins with independence in
the home, progressing to companion care, nursing care, and possible
placement in a long-term care facility. Although long-term care
facilitates are often the last stop in the continuum of care, it's a
reality many people are afraid of, and the closer we get to old age,
the more fearful we become.
The truth is, many elders end up in long-term care
facilities before they need to because they or their families reach a
point where they feel they have no other options. But in Central New
York, you have....