For some, taking care of older adults can be a difficult process and lead a number of individuals into uncharted territory. The Mercury reports that a retirement living center in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, is aiming to make eldercare easier not only for senior citizens, but for their caregivers as well.
The facility, which is known as the Phoenixville Hospital Senior Wellness Center, is providing information to help people tackle some of the challenges that may be facing them.
In addition to wellness programs and health screenings, the center also offers in-home nursing care an assisted living as well.
Dr Robert Pearlstein, who opened the first establishment in the area in 1993, says that the center will simplify the caregiving process.
"With medicine today, it's gotten complicated," Pearlstein told the news source. "Geriatrics need more hand-holding. Being here will help seniors navigate things easier. It'll keep them closing to the action."
The need for a hands-on approach to eldercare may be important in the coming years as experts expect the number of older adults in the United States to grow. The Administration on Aging reports that there will be about 72.1 million American citizens over the age of 65 by 2030.