The majority of Americans are going to need living assistance someday. If you move out of your home and into a long-term care facility the expenses can be extraordinary.
Many people look for alternatives because they simply don’t have the money to pay for a stay in a nursing home or an assisted-living community. Others could potentially afford it but they would prefer to stay at home.
Most living assistance in Smithtown is provided by family members and friends, but a significant percentage of seniors who need help with their day-to-day needs engage the services of home aides.
What would you do if you needed a home health aide late in your life but you could not find anyone willing to help out? Experts are concerned about this very scenario playing itself out.
The number of senior citizens in the United States is expected to double over the next 20 years. This is going to create the need for 70% more home aides than we have in the country today.
This is not a very high paying job. And, aside from the pay this type of work is not particularly appealing to many individuals.
A recent New York Times article highlights the research that is being done to develop robots to act as home aides. Prototypical robots have already been developed that can perform certain necessary living assistance tasks.
Whether robots become a viable solution or not it is important to plan ahead for the eventualities of aging. If you’re concerned about long-term care costs and you are looking for solutions contact our firm to schedule a free consultation.