September 17, 2014 by Dean Bellefeuille

With life expectancy continuing to increase, the elderly population is booming. Compared to those living at the start of the 20th century, this generation may live an additional 30 years, raising some interesting questions: What do we want to do with those extra years, and how can society change the way it looks at aging to improve quality of life for the elderly?

Have we done enough to help older adults in our society maintain meaningful lives as they age? Studies by psychologists in the 1970’s indicated that older adults thrived when given more autonomy and personal control over their lives, even when living in nursing homes, while those whose environments and activities were controlled by staff tended to decline, and were twice as likely to die younger when compared to their more empowered peers. This article entitled, Making Aging Positive, from The Atlantic addresses the important issue of helping our older population find meaning and value in their later years in positions that allow them to use their abilities and life experiences.

At Home Independent Living’s home care services for seniors are specially geared towards enhancing quality of life, including the latest in technology with GrandCare, our home monitoring system that enables the elderly to remain safe and independent at home through:

  • Activity monitoring
  • Digital home health management
  • Medication management
  • Multimedia socialization

We also provide transportation and companionship for outings to help maximize your senior loved one’s enjoyment in life. For more information on our senior care services and why we’re one of the best home nursing agencies Syracuse, NY and the surrounding area has to offer, call us at 315-579-4663, or fill out our simple contact form online today.