According to the US census, by the year 2029 more than 20% of Americans will be over the age of 65. By 2056, the population of older adults over the age of 65 is expected to outnumber the population under 18 years. This shift in the aging population will have an effect on home care, health care, policy makers, and other aspects of our everyday lives.
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Aging in place is the new norm for older adults. According to AARP, over 87% of adults over the age of 65 prefer to age in their own homes. With more adults living longer with chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Arthritis, and Osteoporosis, the need for in-home care is on the rise.
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In the United States, both informal and formal caregiving prevalent, with an estimated 1 in 6 persons caring for an adult other than themselves. The estimated value of informal caregiving in the United States is at $450 billion per year with 43 million adult family caregivers. Almost 15 million Americans care for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or another dementia.
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More and more Americans never leave their homes due to disability, injury, or illness. An estimated 3.5 million people in this country are part of this homebound category. An in-home caregiver can help provide companionship or transportation for those who are otherwise homebound.
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