A recent survey, conducted by care annuity provider Partnership, has shown that 60% of elderly people between the ages of 75 and 85 would prefer to have live in care rather than go to a care home. The care index, which was launched last year, highlighted the increasing desire for ongoing independence amongst the elderly.
Chris Horlick, managing director of Partnership, expanded: “The attitudes of the older generations towards their own needs are changing and they are very keen to maintain their independence as they get older.”
He added that one of the main reasons behind this decision was that “They do not wish to become a burden to their children if they stay at home.” In fact, 49% of respondents confirmed that they did not want to have to depend on their children for care as they got older.
Live in elderly care can prove to be exceptionally beneficial to those who do want to become reliant on their relatives. It offers people the chance to remain in the comfortable, familiar surroundings of their own home, whilst receiving personalised, one to one care from a specialist who enable those to live as independently as possible. This leaves them free to continue with the existing positive relationship that they have with their families, without the worry of dependency.