Infographics are a great way to visualize statistics and information. With the rapid changes in healthcare, growth of the population, and shift to in-home care, there’s more information than ever regarding the state of seniors in America. We’ve rounded up a few infographics with vital information you need to know if you are an elderly American or love someone who is.
Aging in America
This graphic by Carepoint, a senior living directory, profiles the rapid growth in the older population as well as the expected rise in this demographic over the coming years.
The State of Home Health Care
Find out about the state of home health care in America, as well as how we stack up against other countries in this graphic provided by ClickSoftware on Business2Community’s website. Americans spend more on healthcare than any other country, and with the need for long term home care rising, the costs fall on the elderly, underscoring the need for long term care insurance. The graph also illustrates the need for home care services and assistance with ADLs (activities of daily living) that so many seniors require to remain happy, healthy, and living at home.
Rethinking Home Health Care
The ClickSoftware team is on fire in terms of home care infographics! Learn about what seniors want in their home care services in this graphic that illustrates the desire of the elderly to remain in their own homes. If you’re surprised by the numbers, it may be time to talk to your elderly parents or loved ones about their wishes regarding care. Additionally, you can see that happier seniors live longer than those who are depressed, an unfortunate reality for many older adults; learn how to spot the signs of depression in seniors and help your loved one. Surprise a special senior in your life with a simple gift like flowers or a card to let them know they’re in your thoughts.
Find out what the most common health issues affecting seniors are in this graphic by Covered Caregiver, an agency in California. The prevalence of cognitive diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s are especially troubling and affect not only the senior suffering from the disease, but loved ones as well. Learn about specialized memory care to help your loved one remain at home even with cognitive disease.
Seniors & Tech
Find out what older adults are using technology for in this AARP graphic. Get your elderly loved one in the game by teaching him/her simple technologies that can help reduce isolation, depression, and increase happiness.
Learn about the labor of love that is informal and hired caregiving in this graphic by ACSIA Partners. If you’re a family caregiver, know that your efforts are appreciated and that caring for yourself is equally important. Find out about other considerations when it comes to providing care for an elderly loved one, like respite care and hiring professional caregivers.
Got another great home care infographic, especially one focused on home health in Chicago? Let us know in the comments!