Life expectancy in the United States continues to rise. Adults are now living into their 80s and 90s. Older adults are choosing to stay at home or live with a loved one because of many factors. Some of the reasons include the rising costs of medical care and living alone.
Seniors and caregivers may have unanswered questions about finances, home-based care options, Medicare and more. The Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh is a great resource for seniors, professionals and caregivers. They provide information and advice on many topics related to aging.
If any of the following apply to you, the Aging Institute may be able to help.
1. You’re a primary caregiver for an elderly relative.
Being the primary caregiver for a loved one comes with many challenges. New caregivers may have to take on tasks they have never done before. The Aging Institute can provide essential information. The more information people have, the easier it is to transition into and maintain their roles as primary caregivers. This could lower the feeling over being overwhelmed by new responsibilities.