Long term care centers around the state are celebrating National Senior Independence Month, encouraging and helping seniors remain in control of their daily lives. It’s a common misconception that Florida’s long term care centers are focused only on providing high quality care for their residents’ final days. In reality, our providers work constantly to help their guests heal and, whenever possible, return to the independent lives they love.
According to the American Health Care Association’s online “Long Term Care Trend Tracker” data tool, on average three in five seniors who enter nursing centers across the nation are rehabilitated and returned to their homes. Despite its large number of nursing center residents, Florida even does a little better than the national average, with 61 percent of its long term care residents succeeding in rehabilitation and going back home.
For more than 60 years, Florida Health Care Association has been Florida’s trusted source for finding the right center to meet your long term care needs, or those of your loved one. The quality of FHCA member centers has continually improved over the years, and now almost one in three Florida long term care centers is ranked among the best in the nation. At the source of this success is our desire to ensure that all seniors live full and independent lives – at every stage of life.
This month’s celebration of independent living is an ideal opportunity for all seniors and their families to evaluate current living situations and determine whether they can make adjustments that will create better lifestyles. Florida Health Care Association boasts a wealth of resources that can help seniors reflect on their quality of life and provide them access not only to the care they need – but, just as important, to rehabilitation services that may help them return to independent lifestyles.
For more information on quality long term care centers near you, visit www.eldercareflorida.com.