ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The good news is that seniors are living longer and plan to do so in the comfort of their own homes. The bad news is that millions of seniors are not taking simple steps to safety-proof their living environment to minimize potential injures. About one third of the senior population over the age of 65 falls each year and the risk of falls increases proportionately with age. At 80 years, over half of seniors fall annually. "As alarming as this stat is, these documented statistics fall short of the actual number since many accidents are unreported family members or caregivers," explained Bobby Gross, CEO of American Senior Services Incorporated (ASSI). According to Learn Not To Fall (http://www.learnnottofall.com), 53% of the older adults who are discharged for fall-related hip fractures will experience another fall with in six months.
But it doesn't have to be that way. According to a new guidebook titled "Live Safely and Independently In Your Own Home: 6 Steps For Seniors," there are some simple steps to support a safer environment and peace of mind for loved ones who do not share the same household.
The guidebook details these six tips:
2. Home Care Visits
3. Quality of Life
5. Setting Up A Network
6. Skilled Professional Service
With nursing home costs predicted to rise to over $175,000 per year by 2021, many need to start planning for their long term care needs now. Do you really want your son or daughter to quit their job to bathe and feed you, or would you prefer a professional caregiver? With the proper planning, caregiving and financial responsibilities can be a worry of the past so one can focus on tomorrow's golden years. "Live Safely and Independently In Your Own Home: 6 Steps For Seniors" is available free, in eBook form at http://www.truefreedomhomecare.com and can be ordered and private labeled for businesses, associations and specialists in the senior space. For eBook personalization, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About American Senior Services Incorporated
American Senior Services Incorporated offers one of the most viable alternatives to traditional home health care insurance. Plans support seniors with their activities of daily living and companionship providing them independence in the comfort of their own home. Plans can also provide urgent care benefits and overnight benefits in the comfort of ones home. ASSI services are provided by a network of home care providers, while also giving one the option to choose a friend or neighbor to administer care. True Freedom II Plans are Service Contracts, NOT Insurance.
All True Freedom Plans Feature:
- Guaranteed Acceptance
- No Health Questions
- No Claim Forms
- No Deductibles
- No Co-pays
- No Age Limits
American Senior Services Incorporated is a sponsor of the 3in4 Association http://www.3in4needmore.com, which seeks to alert Americans to the long-term healthcare crisis and to multiply the number protected by long-term care planning. For more information on American Senior Services Incorporated visit http://www.truefreedomhomecare.com or watch at http://www.youtube.com/TrueFreedomHomeCare
SOURCE ASSI, Inc.