During the month of November, Amramp celebrates National Long-Term Care Awareness Month by honoring the healthcare professionals, friends, and family members who provide care to men and women over the age of 65 who require long-term care services.
According to the National Day Calendar website, 70 percent of people over the age of 65 will require long-term care services. These services include cooking and feeding a loved one, helping with personal care, bathing them, and helping conduct daily tasks such as house cleaning and running errands.
Additional key statistics regarding long-term care:
- 78% of adults receiving long-term care at home rely solely on family and friends for assistance
- On average, caregivers spend about 21 hours per week assisting their patient or family member
- Over 90% of family caregivers alter their work schedule in order to care for a loved one
- More than 10% had to move in order to be closer to their family member in need of care
An Amramp accessibility expert can evaluate any home to determine what changes are needed to make the living space as accessible as possible for people who use a wheelchair, mobility scooter, assistive walking device, or who struggle to get up and down staircases.