Prevention is better (and cheaper) than cure, and this holds particularly true as we get older.
Medical aids have become rather 'generous' over the past handful of years. Not only are they offering discounted (or free) gym memberships, they are encouraging their customers to get regular medical check-ups.
As much as they’d like to tell us that they are doing this out of the goodness of their hearts, these companies have seen the business sense in keeping their clients healthy for longer.
The fact is prevention is better (and cheaper) than cure, and this holds particularly true as we get older.
"A stitch in time saves nine"
As we grow older it’s natural to find everyday chores increasingly bothersome or difficult, and the thought of getting care can seem like an erosion of our independence.
Getting help with such tasks as doing the laundry, moving heavy objects or driving to the shops will not only enhance our quality of life, it can help to preserve our vitality, ultimately saving us money in the long term.
It is unnecessary to live a restricted lifestyle as we get older, nor do we need to put ourselves at risk in order to get things done. There are other options that offer freedom, safety and companionship, smoothing the way for older people to live OUR lives.
60 is the new 40
Advances in medical technology mean that we are living a lot longer these days. People are staying physically active well into their 70s and beyond as we look to take full advantage of our retirement years.
Given this fact, it simply makes sense to invest in our wellbeing while we’re still in good health. Waiting for a mishap before taking steps could have serious consequences for our quality of life in later years, and as any medical aid company will tell us, it is likely to cost more.
Why jumping is better – and harder – than being pushed
When our car is running well it can be easy to take for granted. Even when we hear a faint ticking sound in the engine block, there is that temptation to “get it looked at tomorrow”, and only when the vehicle comes to an unexpected stop in the middle of nowhere does the importance of maintenance truly hit home.
The virtues of preventative care are clear, and ignoring them can prove disastrous to both our health and our wallet, yet we frequently do. Once we’ve had an accident or fallen ill, matters concerning our health become more pressing; it takes foresight and planning to take measures for an improved and longer quality of life.
Go small now, prevent going big later
The thought of getting care can be daunting, but this need not be the case. By accepting a small amount of assistance as a way of making life easier and more enjoyable instead of waiting for a more rigorous (and expensive) level of care to become a necessity, you get to live life the way you want to for longer AND save money.
Want to know more about how homecare isn't the expensive luxury that many people think it is? Get it today today and speak to one of our team about your situation and let us put together a plan that works for you.