The Aging at Home Association was formed because too few Americans have the resources to create an informed plan for long-term aging in the home. Nearly 2/3 of Americans over the age of 65 will need help at some point to live at home. The costs can be significant – nearly $50,000 on average* – which Medicare does not pay for. And if this help is not well planned or delivered, the risk of falls and injury can increase, which can result in a move from a cherished home to a nursing home.
THE COST OF IN-HOME CARE
Two-thirds of Americans over the age of 65 will need in-home support at some point in their lives. Most of this will help with day-to-day activities such as walking, dressing, and grooming. This comes at a cost – nearly $50,000 on average – which Medicare does not cover.
Plus, if care is insufficient or poorly planned, the risk of falls, injury and negative health events increases making a move from a cherished home to a nursing home more likely.
The Aging at Home Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to helping Americans plan for a safe and comfortable future when they age at home.
DID YOU KNOW
Sources: 2018 Home and Community Preferences: A National Survey of Adults Age 18-Plus. Washington, DC: AARP Research, August 2018
Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2017