May is Older Americans Month. Celebrated every May since 1963 by communities and organizations across the country, Older Americans Month recognizes and applauds the vibrant lives, legacies and ongoing contributions of older Americans.
When President John F. Kennedy first designated May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month, only about 17 million Americans were age 65 or older. Today, the number of U.S. seniors is approximately 41.4 million, or 13.3 percent of the total population. One of every eight Americans is a senior citizen, and the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that by 2060, the number of older adults is expected to reach 92 million, or one of every five Americans. As the country’s senior population continues to rise, so does the need for honoring these individuals for their continued strength, wisdom and experience that they share with their communities and beyond.
“We appreciate how Older Americans Month puts the spotlight on all elder adults who help inspire and challenge every one of us to lead lives of lasting purpose and giving back to others,” said Kristen Carlson, owner of Right at Home Greater Galveston. “Because Right at Home serves many of our nation’s older unsung heroes, we encourage all Americans to especially note May as a time to extend special appreciation for our older family, friends and neighbors.”
Right at Home is a leading provider of in-home companion and personal care to senior citizens and other adults. Right at Home’s licensed, bonded and insured caregivers can provide:
• Companionship: stimulation and a mood boost for your loved one
• Light Housekeeping: to keep your loved one’s home clean and safe
• Transportation: medical appointments, activities, hair appointments or wherever they need to go
• Grocery shopping: either with or without your family member including planning and preparation of nutritious meals
• Physical assistance: bathing, dressing, shaving, transferring from bed to chair, incontinence care and toileting
Right at Home understands your concerns when it comes to making decisions regarding your family. For many people, our in-home care is the best solution for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and loving relationships. There is a good chance we could be right for you, too.
Right at Home Greater Galveston was opened by Kristen Carlson in 2007 after seeing a need for patient-focused care in the Galveston County area. She promised her aunt, Estelle Greenwalt that she would be able to live “right at home” as she aged. Right at Home‘s mission is to “improve the quality of life for those we serve.” Right at Home directly employs all caregivers, each of whom are thoroughly screened, trained, bonded and insured prior to entering a client’s home.
For more information or to set up a no-obligation home visit, please call 409-740-7400 or visit www.rahgalveston.com.