As we age, humans can, unless physically or mentally unable, take care of our health needs. We know when we need to eat, sleep and when we need medical attention. When we are young, we rely on parents to help with health needs. Once we are adults we can take care of ourselves. But, when we get older the ability to care for ourselves can be difficult and we more often than not need help from others. This can be in the form of nursing home care or at home nursing care.
The care for our elderly is an important function of health care in today’s world. As people live longer, the stress on the health care profession is greater. The care for the elderly, also known as eldercare, is important for continued good health for people.
To learn more about eldercare, we have listed a number of helpful resources. We hope this information provides you with a better understanding of the health needs of the elderly, and how we can help them lead longer, healthier lives, either at home or in nursing homes.