Caregivers and Home Healthcare Workers in Higher Demand Than Ever

The Detroit Free Press published an opinion piece today by Lee Hammond, the President of AARP that confirms something that we in the home health care business already recognize… there’s simply not enough resources to provide the care that the aging baby boomer population requires. Mr. Hammond explains in his article: “By 2030, just 20 years from now, one in five Americans will be 65 or older. We will need an additional 3.5 million professional health care providers — a 35% increase — just to maintain the current ratio of providers to the total population of all ages”.

Not even counting people aged 65 or older, or what are called “direct caregivers”, which is the service we offer with care tailored to our client’s needs, it’s evident that in the coming decades there will be much more need for the services that companies like HomeAide Home Care and other similar companies offer.

Mr. Hammond explains “There are already more than 10 million Americans who need help with their daily activities, and that number is expected to hit 15 million by 2020, and 20 million by 2030. Direct caregivers — from geriatricians to home health nurses, social workers and home care aides — are becoming ever more important to the health and long-term care workforce as the boomers age and live longer.”

HomeAide Home Care is always looking for qualified and versatile team members to meed the needs of our diverse clients. If you’re interested in joining us in a career helping real people in a position that really matters, take a look at our careers page on our website.

To read more of the article mentioned in this posting see: Health care is calling; have time to answer? | | Detroit Free Press

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