Keeping healthy and independent are the two most important concerns for people over 60, a recent survey found. And key to both is remaining in your own home for as long as is practically possible, says the charity Age UK.
for many, staying mobile becomes increasingly difficult — around 2.45
million older people in England require help on a regular basis, whether
it’s assistance getting dressed, help with the shopping and housework,
or getting about.
Around 750,000 people also require
specially adapted accommodation, such as amended bathroom facilities, or
something less major, like grab rails or ramps.
number affected is only going to increase — it’s estimated that by the
end of the decade there will be 7 million people who cannot walk up one
flight of stairs without resting and more than 300,000 will have
Source - Daily Mail