Today there are over 43.1 million adults aged 65 and older in the United States; by 2040, that number will rise to 79.7 million.
Seniors represent 13.7% of the United States population, about 1 in 7 Americans.
Nearly 92% of older adults have at least one chronic condition, and 77% have at least two.
Some type of disability (e.g. difficulty in hearing, vision, cognition, ambulation, self-care, or independent living) was reported by 36% of adults aged 65 and over in 2012.
About Assisted Living has information regarding assisted living for adults and seniors as well as caring for children with disabilities and includes state specific information.
Consumer affairs provides resources to help individuals make smart decisions when purchasing adjustable beds.
HelpGuide has information regarding moving to assisted living for adults and seniors.
Age in Place has resources and information to help you comfortably age at home.
Retired Brains offers helpful financial resources for seniors ranging from retirement and social security to long term care.
Elder Options of Texas includes links to state agencies and non-profit organizations that provide various services to Older Texans either without cost or on a sliding fee scale.
Savvy Senior provides a wide selection of articles and links on various topics including retirement, senior mental health, and computer education.
RetailMeNot has a very helpful guide to senior nutrition available.
Substance abuse is on the rise among seniors, and Addiction Resource has published a guide for seniors and their families dealing with substance abuse.
Senior Veterans Service Alliance offers a comprehensive guide of benefits available to senior veterans and their families.
Senior Centers are a wonderful resource available where older people can gather to fulfill many social, physical and emotional needs. They offer a wide variety of services and assistance for the seniors in their communities.
Do you need a new Medicare card? Click here for more information about obtaining a replacement Medicare card.
For many seniors, the fear of falling is a constant source of stress. Unfortunately, this anxiety isn’t unfounded. In fact, one in three seniors over the age of 65 falls each year. These accidents can result in fractured bones, broken skin, and even traumatic head injuries.
The good news is that there are many things seniors and their caregivers can do to prevent tragedy
The following links contain vaulable resources for preventing senior falls.
6 Steps to Protect Your Older Loved One From A Fall
Home Design for Fall Prevention for Seniors
Stair Safety for People with Dementia
Preventing Outdoor Falls
A Healthy Diet Can Prevent Falls
Below are some additional helpful resources for seniors, check back often as we find and add more links!