Study Showing Centenarians Less Likely to Die at Home
Toronto, Canada (PRWEB), June 6, 2014 - Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region, the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is responding to a recent study that claims centenarians (those who live to age 100) are more likely to live longer while receiving home care and that centenarians are opting to live out their final days in their home rather than in a hospital or medical facility.
The study was published by the U.K. Office of National Statistics and says that the centenarian population has almost doubled since the 1950s. Based on the data, the researchers expect that one-third of the U.K. population born in 2013 will live to be at least 100, with similar trends found to be occurring around the world. (Source: Willingham, V., "Live to 100: Number of centenarians has doubled," CNN web site, June 4, 2014; http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/04/health/centenarian-death/.)"What this tells me is that the need for long-term care will be imperative as the years progress," says Lester Fix, executive vice president of Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region. "Elder care for seniors in the manner they prefer is paramount."
The study goes on to say that general frailty or pneumonia is typically the cause of death rather than any chronic disease. With the majority of centenarians choosing to live out their final days at home, Fix notes that this seems to indicate that home care is more effective in sustaining the lives of centenarians and seniors in general. The study also shows that centenarians were less likely to die at their home, with a rate of only 10% falling under this category. (Source: Ibid.)"This study should not be neglected and we at Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region feel that the elderly are an intricate and growing part of the population that needs to be heard and handled correctly," Fix concludes. "The elderly population is knowledgeable of how to better take care of themselves as they age, so they are living longer, healthier lives. In doing so, they recognize that there is no need to stay in a hospital if they can maintain a high quality of life while receiving home care."
Serving the Greater Toronto Area, Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region provides older adults with high-quality and consistent care, helping them live happier, healthier lives in the comfort of their home. In an effort to fully address its mobile and homebound clients' lifestyle needs, Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region provides both hourly home care and live-in home care. On top of that, Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region is so certain its customers will be 100% satisfied with its services that it doesn't require a long-term contract. To learn more about Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region, visit the company's web site or call Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region at 905-597-5825.