Aging in Place requires planning to be prepared for emergencies or security issues. Share these very important safety tips with seniors who are living alone.
65 and Older Population SoarS.
important Safety Tips for Seniors.
There are now more Americans age 65 and older than at any other time in U.S. history. According to a new Census Bureau report, there were 40.3 million people age 65 and older on April 1, 2010, up 5.3 percent from 35 million in 2000 (and just 3.1 million in 1900). The 65-and-older population jumped 15.1 percent between 2000 and 2010, compared with a 9.7 percent increase for the total U.S. population. People age 65 and older now make up 13 percent of the total population, compared with 12.4 percent in 2000 and 4.1 percent in 1900.
Seniors Living Alone.
Seniors living alone are a growing segment of the population as people live longer and families are separated by great distances. More and more services are being required of third parties — local government agencies and private-hire care companies —…
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