People around the world are optimistic that 2022 will be a better year!
If we consider a hybrid version, does that mean we can bring our pandemic pup to work? Some are hoping that zoom is in the rearview mirror and we are back to some version of P2P (person to person) engagement.
Meanwhile, senior care is an important step in both a senior’s life at the life of their family. An elder entering assisted care can choose from varying forms of assistance at McGregor, depending on level of care needed and mobility. McGregor offers the entire spectrum of senior living options and types of care that include:
- Assisted Living
- Independent Living
- Home care services through PACE
- Nursing Care at the Gardens
- Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) through our community-based services
Offering a contiuum of care ensures a loved one will be able to stay for a while and live life more comfortably and is McGregor’s mission to support seniors in need with these invaluable options.
Seniors take up about 13 percent of the population, according to Aging.com, meaning there are about 42 million seniors living in America today. The Institute on Aging reports that 65 percent of elders get their long-term care and needs exclusively from family and friends, meaning just 35 percent of elders who need long-term care take part in some sort of senior care, either part-time or full-time. Many of those seniors who do get help go to one of the main types of care: nursing homes, assisted living, and residential communities.
The primary issue with senior care is that the senior population (or the overall population) isn’t getting any smaller. By 2030, seniors are expected to take up over 20 percent of the population, according to the U.S Census Bureau. That number (about 20 percent) remains the same for the year 2050, but given how many people are projected to be living in the U.S. by that time, it’s expected more than 80 million seniors will be living in the States by then.
This is mostly thanks to the baby boomer generation, the group of adults born between 1946 and 1964. In 2017, more than half of the generation aren’t technically seniors yet, meaning it’s not very likely they need help with some form of assisted living. Researchers project that more than 76 million babies were born during the baby boomer generation, meaning it’s reasonable to believe that more 40 million people in the U.S. will cross the “senior” threshhold in just the next 12 years.
Considering this, McGregor continues to build on its partnerships-locally and regionally, to ensure that affordable housing options are available to our seniors. Most importantly, somewhere to age in place and become a part of the McGregor family- for all the seasons of life!
McGregor recognizes that one size does not fit all, which is why there are so many choices available, including the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) giving our elders the advantage of remaining in their own home and staying connected to their neighborhood and community. This community-based program provides services that address the social, rehabilitative, medical and personal needs by bringing the help they need-when they need it at home. For many seniors, the ability to reamin at home is what life is all about!