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The Baby Boomer population (those born between 1946 and 1964) is aging and we are facing an increased need for people to help care for them.
The aging of the baby boom generation could fuel a 75 percent increase in the number of Americans ages 65 and older requiring nursing home care, to about 2.3 million in 2030 from 1.3 million in 2010.” (2019 Population Reference Bureau)
Recently, there has been an increased focus on individuals wanting to “pay it forward” and help the aging population remain in their homes for as long as possible. These individuals remember being raised by their grandparents or living in a multi-generational home setting and see the benefit to helping care for the aging population and bring that personal touch to their care. In home care has become a preferred solution for many families to help them with the obstacles that arise as they age.
Many seniors are choosing caregiving as a second or third career. There is a trend for people to be in the workforce longer. A recent study found that, “Older adults are working longer. By 2014, 23 percent of men and about 15 percent of women ages 65 and older were in the labor force, and these levels are projected to rise further by 2022, to 27 percent for men and 20 percent for women.” (2019 Population Reference Bureau)
If you too are looking to “Pay it Forward", we'd love to have you as a part of our Right at Home team!