Interesting Statistics of Nursing Home Living

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If you’re considering setting up nursing home living for a loved one, doing your research is a vital part of this large change. See why assisted living facilities can greatly benefit you or your loved ones, according to these statistics.

Long-Term Care Needs Are Often Ignored

Seven out of 10 Americans over the age of 65 will need some form of long-term care, yet 90% have not discussed long-term care issues with their families.

While nursing home living carries a stigma for some, many who live in nursing homes wish they had done so sooner and have a much better experience than expected. According to the 2009 Independent Living Report by the ProMatura Group, LLC, most residents are much more likely to experience new things and make new friends than if they stayed in their current situation.

Socialization Is Key to Healthy Aging

According to stereotypes, seniors are all about knitting and playing bingo. But socializing among other seniors is a key to staying mentally sharp.

According to a study done by the Harvard School of Public Health, the elderly in the United States with an active social life may have a slower rate of memory decline. The most sociable seniors experience memory decline of less than half of the least sociable according to the study.

At a quality senior care facility, you or your loved one will enjoy top-notch nursing care, dining, and a social environment, whether you are looking for assisted living or independent living accommodations.

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