Florida County Recognizes the Importance of Homecare
There is a growing elderly population in the U.S., and few states know that better than Florida. This state, in particular, needs many home care solutions to serve its large population of older people, which holds some serious sway. According to the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, the 4.2 million seniors in Florida represent the largest voting block in the state, and there are more than 950,000 individuals over the age of 65 that live alone.
In response to this, Florida counties have worked to make sure older people can stay in their homes as long as possible. For example, in 2006, Brevard County launched their Communities for a Lifetime initiative, which aimed to keep seniors in their homes. Tammy Harris, community resources and development supervisor for Brevard Housing and Human Services, recently told Florida Today that this is more important than ever.
“Aging in place allows an older adult to remain in the home for as long as they choose and to do so with dignity,” she said, quoted by the news source. “A community that embraces aging in place is representative of the growing and changing needs of its residents, families and caregivers.”