THE JEWISH 411
Seacrest at Home
You don’t think about it until you need it, but when you do, we’re here to help BY MATTHEW SCHIFF
Seacrest in Encinitas.
he realization that one day you or a loved one may require a little extra help around the house is enough to give you shpilkes. By the end of 2030, all baby boomers will have reached 65 years of age, and according to the Home Care Association of America, 70 percent of those over that age will require assistance of some kind. But don’t plotz, there’s good news. While these seem like big numbers, the reality is that you are not alone. Another bright spot? It doesn’t mean that quality of life needs to change considerably with age either. A term in the gerontological community—aging in place—refers to the idea of folks staying in their homes for as long as is safe for them to do so, before moving into a senior care facility. Studies show folks do better for longer if they spend more time in their own environment. To do this effectively
requires installing a grab rail here and there and removing trip hazards, of course. But it is also benefitted by the use of a caregiver. Seacrest at Home (part of Seacrest Village/San Diego Hebrew Homes) has been helping San Diego’s Jewish community members do just that by providing professional, dependable and compassionate homecare services like light housekeeping, errands, medication reminders, help with bathing and dressing and earnest companionship. In addition to keeping people as independent as possible, homecare also removes stress from family members who are often struggling to find time to care for their own children as well. It’s a health benefit for everyone involved and it something to think about now, because one day, we’ll all be there. Go to seacrestathome. org for more information. A 2019 | 83
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