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Helpful Care Information

CAREGIVERS

On average in 2018, in-home caregivers with senior clients spent 13 days each month on tasks such as shopping, housekeeping, cooking/food preparation, transportation, laundry and administering medication. A total of 6 days per month was spent on dressing, grooming, walking, bathing, and other ADLs (Activities of Daily Living). And approximately 13 hours per month researching care services or similar information on disease, managing financial matters, as well as coordinating physician visits for their senior clients.

That said, it is clear caregivers play a much needed part in the daily lives of the elderly. So, what exactly are the job qualifications for a caregiver? How much do caregivers of the elderly get paid? And, are there any caregiver opportunities available in my area?

Here are some of the best resources available for those who are seeking information related to caregiving:

AGENCIES

The senior care industry in America has never looked so prosperous, nor has it anticipated such growth. Due to both of the following: Massive leaps forward in healthcare technology and the multitude of baby boomers reaching retirement age. Today, the United States is seeing the largest population of senior citizens living in the country – EVER.

In other words, this roaring population of senior boomers means that there has never been a better, more thriving time than the present to invest in the senior care industry.

Whether you are considering a career change, venturing forth as an entrepreneur, or looking to improve your existing senior care agency, the following resources can help you get there:

FAMILIES

When you have an aging parent or ailing family member, it’s easy to feel alone. Yet, there are millions of other people just like you, carrying a similar load. You are not alone.

Elderly population in America is booming, with over 46 million seniors over the age of 65 residing in the U.S. today. In addition, it is estimated that by the year 2060, that statistic is projected to more than double. By understanding the necessities, lifestyles and views of today’s seniors, you can better perceive the needs of the senior you love and care for, as well as meet them.

Find yourself wondering: What is in-home care, and how does it differ from home health? What in-home care options or agencies are there in my area? Or, how much will it cost and who pays for senior care if it’s needed?

Here are some helpful resources for family members with an elderly loved one: