LeadingAge Is Raising Awareness of Aging Services Nationwide
How Senior Care Providers Can Access Key Resources
How many older adults have a true understanding of aging services? Unfortunately, many people do not grasp the continuum of care and quality care and services that senior care organizations provide to older adults—helping them to feel valued, maintain their health, and keep contributing to their community. That’s why LeadingAge launched the Opening Doors to Aging Services initiative to proactively shine a spotlight on aging services.
Their initiative is based on some key research findings regarding caregiver support and the current public perceptions surrounding aging services. The following are taken from LeadingAge’s Research Executive Summary:
- The caregiver support ratio in the United States is expected to decline between 2016 and 2060 from 31 to just 12 people of working age for every adult 85 and older.
- While 45 percent of Americans view the aging services sector favorably, 20 percent view it unfavorably—and 35 percent say that they don’t know how they view aging services.
“Research shows that many people are concerned about being alone, needing care in a nursing home, or experiencing health issues as they age. The rugged individualism that is deeply embedded in our nation’s lore, combined with long–persisting ageism, has a stubborn impact on how the public views aging services.” – LeadingAge
Senior care organizations like McGregor are called to bring awareness to aging services and shift the public’s perception on the value of mission–driven senior care.
Opening Doors to Aging Services at McGregor
Our Work as a Mission–Driven Aging Services Provider
Every single person in our community has a basic right to aging services. As a nonprofit senior care organization, McGregor is committed to this vision and aims to deliver compassionate care to older adults in Cuyahoga County. Whether an individual is looking for Independent Living, needs a higher level of care in Assisted Living, or wants a safe place to rehabilitate following a major surgery, our caregiving professionals provide dedicated support to older adults that meets their unique needs.
What do our aging services provide? We help older adults do the following:
- Maintain their health, meeting physical, mental, and social needs
- Regain and preserve their independence
- Have a high quality of life
We regularly plan and host virtual and in–person events to spread awareness of aging services in our community, so please continue to check for upcoming events. In the meantime, please reach out to our team if you have any questions or would like more information.