The National Center for Health Statistics reported on June 11, 2008 that life expectancy hit a new record high, surpassing 78 years. One aspect of living longer is an issue that many of us try not to think about – outliving our independence.
The truth is that most of us face this situation for at least one family member at some point in our lives. For the fortunate few with total economic security, the choice can be easy. Many in that enviable position arrange for the construction of accessibility modifications to the home, select certified nursing assistants to provide care, and rest easy in the knowledge that their loved ones are surrounded by all the comforts of home.