Studies show that 70% of seniors who are 65 years old will need some long-term care assistance and 30% will require care for more than 5 years. This responsibility is overwhelmingly assumed by family members such as children and spouses. Even with good family support, many will need additional assistance from professional caregivers to care for their loved ones.
Tom Clark can still remember the day he received the phone call from his mother. Jersey Clark, of Columbia, was in a nursing home recovering from a fall when she demanded to return to her home. No one was selling her house and putting her in a nursing home, she insisted.
In recent weeks, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has been working with interested parties to explore ways to more efficiently manage our state’s Medicaid program. The agency and work groups are specifically debating how to address the needs of a growing population of elderly and disabled with a dwindling revenue stream.
You may question if you or a loved one needs home care services. New Generations Home Care, Inc. recognizes that this can be a difficult, and sometimes painful and frightening, decision. Inherent in this decision is the fear of loss of autonomy, or independence.