The need for homecare will increase exponentially as Baby Boomers age
A new study finds the price of most long-term homecare services are rising faster than inflation, and by 2050 the nation’s long-term care services bill is expected to top $379 billion. The most preferred form of care is in the home, and the cost of homecare performed by a non-skilled care aide remained flat in most regions of the country.
Additional research identifies an imminent shortage of senior care and care aide workers as the driver of increasing long-term-care costs. By 2030, the number of Americans 65 years and older will double. The U.S. will need to recruit 200,000 new care each year to meet future demand among our aging population.
35 million people in America who were 65 years+ were counted in the 2000 Census. This is a 12% increase from the 1990 Census, when 31.2 million older Americans were counted.
One in three Americans voluntarily provide unpaid informal homecare each year to one or more ill or disabled family members or friends, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Nearly 7 million Americans provide homecare or manage care for seniors or a relative or friend aged 55 or older who lives at least one hour away, according to a survey cosponsored by The National Council on the Aging and The Pew Charitable Trusts.
15 million days of work are estimated to be missed each year a family member serves as a long-distance senior care aide, according to the National Council on Aging.
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