Caregiving Information

Listed below is some important caregiving information and Alzheimer’s facts!

• 78% of adults living in this community and in need of long-term care depend on family and friends as their only source of help

• 14% receive a combination of informal and formal care

• 8% use only formal care

• 86% of seniors want to continue living at home for as long as possible*

• 54% of seniors who live alone are four times as likely to use professional care than those who live with their children*

• The users of in-home care tend to be older: 42% of seniors over the age of 80 rely on professionals*

Alzheimer’s Facts

• In 2013, an estimated 450,000 people in the US will die with Alzheimer’s**

• 80,000 South Carolinians are currently living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia**

• As many as 16 million Americans could be affected by Alzheimer’s by 2050**

• Since 2000, deaths from Alzheimer’s have risen 68% – while deaths from other major diseases have decreased**

*SOURCE: Home Instead Senior Care White Paper, online at
**SOURCE: Alzheimer’s Association

Home Instead Senior Care is an in-home health care provider located in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina serving individuals and families in the Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand area for over 11 years! We offer assistance to those in need for companionship, home help, personal care, short-term recovery, Alzheimer’s care, Respite care and many other services to make your life easier.

© Home Instead Myrtle Beach
p) 843. 357. 9777
f) 843. 357. 9779
11746 Hwy 17 Bypass, Suite B
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576