Why Seniors Worry

So much to do, so little time to do it in. Ever wonder what your customers care about most? A recent survey asked seniors what aspects of aging they fear the most, and what aspects of their life they value the most. And the results are in.

Maintaining their independence tops the list, with 92% of respondents saying it was a primary concern. Financial stability came second, with 91% citing it as a major worry. Close behind was staying active, gathering 90% of the respondents’ vote. Physical fitness and easy health access came in farther behind, with only 85% and 83% of respondents choosing them respectively.

And what do seniors fear the most? There was less consensus for this response, with health care costs collecting the most votes with 49% accord. 41% worried about losing their independence. Health issues swept the board with Medicare changes coming in third at 38%, overall personal wellness next at 36%, and going to a nursing home following with 33%.

Leaving family for facility care only increases the intensity of the worries of advanced age. Provide your residents with peace of mind by actively addressing their foremost needs and concerns.

28. January 2008 by Ruth Folger Weiss
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