May is "Older Americans Month"

May 22, 2009

May is “Older Americans Month,” an opportunity to bring attention to the issues that affect older adults and create community-wide opportunities to help older Americans improve their quality of life. Right at Home, a national in home care and assistance agency, offers a worry-free and affordable elderly care option for the growing senior and disabled adult population.

"Right at Home knows that living independently has many benefits, from financial to emotional,” said Allen Hager, President of Right at Home. “We know that quality in-home care solutions have a positive impact beyond the day-to-day interaction with the client. We’re privileged to help older adults maintain their independence and enjoy a full life.”

The theme for “Older Americans Month 2009” is ‘Living Today for a Better Tomorrow,’ proclaimed by the Administration on Aging. By 2030, one in every five Americans will be age 65 or older. This aging population has evolving needs and making behavioral changes in their lifestyles can reduce the risk of disease, disability, and injury. While all age groups are vulnerable, 80 percent of fall-related deaths occur among people 65 and older, according to the National Safety Council.*

About Right at Home®
Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companion and personal care and assistance to seniors and disabled adults who want to continue to live independently.  Right at Home directly employs all care-giving staff, each of whom are thoroughly screened, trained, bonded and insured prior to entering a client's home. 

*Editor’s Note:  Right at Home offers free in-home assessments that include a safety check walk-through of the senior's living areas to identify potential fall hazards and more. For information on these assessments, please contact Right at Home at 1-877-697-7537.