1 out of every 7 Americans is 65 or older. And many of these seniors suffer from chronic illness, loneliness, and other ailments. At Caring Senior Service, our mission has always been to help seniors remain healthy, happy, and at home. We strive each day to provide seniors with the quality care and companionship they need. But there’s still more to do.
We created the Close the Gap in Senior Care movement to raise awareness of overlooked and underserved aspects of senior care, to extend our impact beyond the communities we serve, and to give back to seniors across the country. In cycling, riders “close the gap” between themselves so they can draft off each other. They get farther and faster working as a team, so closing the gap is critical for peak performance. That concept epitomizes what we do at Caring Senior Service and how all of us can work together in this movement to help seniors safely and happily age in place. Join us in our initiatives to close the gap in senior care.
To launch the Close the Gap movement, Jeff Salter, CEO and Founder of Caring Senior Service, rode an electric bicycle more than 9,400 miles over a 4-month journey. He visited all 45 Caring locations across the United States — all to raise awareness of the senior care needs in America.
Jeff started his journey on April 1st and returned on August 1st, 2021. Along his journey, Jeff met with city leaders, senior citizen activists, business members, and caregivers to shine a light on current gaps in senior care.
One of the biggest gaps in senior care is fall prevention. Every 11 seconds, a senior is treated in the emergency room for a fall. And the cost of their treatment averages $30,000. But many of these falls could be prevented — saving money, dignity, and even lives of seniors across the country.
In 2021, we will focus on closing this gap in fall prevention with our Grab the Bars initiative. Grab bars are a simple and cost-effective way to prevent falls by providing seniors with the support they need to navigate their home. Join us in raising funds to provide grab bars for seniors and help them avoid dangerous falls.