Integrated Wisdom

The Hired Caregiver Dilemma  

Working your way toward finding a solution.

by Amanda Lambert and Leslie Eckford

Amanda Lambert

As two geriatric professionals and caretakers of our own aging parents, we are staunch advocates of the concept and practice of “aging in place.” Aging in place means living at home as one ages, rather than moving to a residential environment, such as assisted living or nursing home.

Our stance is not based solely on our opinion. In survey after survey by AARP over multiple years, the majority of older American adults indicate that they are adamant that they want to stay in their present home. However, choosing to stay in one’s home with assistive care is usually a challenge to put into practice and may not be the perfect solution for everyone. Is it the right decision for you or your family member?

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