10 Things Every Family Should Know About Aging with Dignity and Independence

A little-known reality is that 70 percent of people over 65 will need long-term care at some point in their lives. To better prepare, here are 10 things to know if you are providing help to an older loved one.

Caregiving, Home and Community-Based Services

Aging with dignity and independence is the ability to live life to its fullest in the place you call home, regardless of age, illness, or disability. This ideal is important because many Americans have loved ones who are aging, whether it is a spouse, neighbor, parent, or other family member. As a result, those closest to us may soon need some assistance and care in order to continue to live in their communities and among friends and family. A little-known reality is that 70 percent of people over 65 will need long-term care at some point in their lives. To better prepare, here are 10 things to know if you are providing help to an older loved one.