BENEFITS OF PRIVATE DUTY CARE
Choosing the right type of long-term care for your loved one is critical to his or her health and well-being. For some families, a nursing home is often the option of default for a number of reasons: lack of finances for home care, availability of family to provide necessary care giving, limited social and networking supports in the community, and poor health status may make nursing home care the best long-term healthcare option for some seniors. Today, more than 1.8 million Americans live in nursing homes, but those numbers are declining. According to recent U.S. Census Bureau data, the number of American seniors age 75 and older residing in nursing homes dropped from 10.2 percent in 1990, to 8.1 percent in 2000 to 7.4 percent in 2006.