Senior Fear Factors . . . . .

by Lois Etienne on April 11, 2011

in Senior Health and Safety

As we age, our fears change. When we’re young we worry that our babies are born with ten fingers and ten toes. Then we fear that our 16 year old has ended up in the ditch because they are late for curfew. Many of the fears that seniors experience relate to the biggest challenge they say they face: staying active.  According to a recent survey conducted for Home Instead Senior Care, seniors have these fears about the future, beginning with the greatest fear and in descending order

  1. Loss of independence.
  2. Declining health.
  3. Running out of money.
  4. Not being able to live at home.
  5. Death of a spouse or other family member.
  6. Inability to manage their own activities of daily living.
  7. Not being able to drive.
  8. Isolation or loneliness.
  9. Strangers caring for them.
  10. Fear of falling or hurting themselves.

In Home Care Couple in WashhingtonFor more information about how to help seniors age-in-place at home, contact your local Home Instead Senior Care office.

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