Independent Living: A Healthy Option
A vast body of research confirms what most of us intuitively feel: seniors prefer to live independently. In fact, living independently is beneficial to a senior’s wellbeing, especially if they receive adequate support.
Studies show that:
- 90% of people who are 65 years or older want to live independently for as long as possible.
- Remaining independent is more beneficial – financially socially and medically – than forcing seniors into institutional settings.
- Effective community and home support prevents unnecessary institutional care, allowing seniors to live more independently for longer periods of time.
- Individuals who have the desire and capability to live independently and who also have support services available to them at home and in the community maintain greater viability as compared to seniors who live in institutional settings.