Did you know that in the next two decades, there will be more than 70 million people over the age of 65? Plus, life expectancy in the US has increased 15 years since the 1930’s. Right now, one out of four US households provides care to a relative or friend age 50 or older. About 15% of adults care for a seriously ill or disabled family member.
What do all the numbers mean? The need for senior care services is on the rise in a big way.
Senior care franchises offer a variety of home care and companionship services, including activities such as shopping, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, medical reminders, personal care and Alzheimer’s care.
The more than 12.8 million people in the US who rely on care from others would prefer to remain in their own homes rather than live in assisted-living facilities or nursing homes.
As the baby boomer generation passes age 60, more people must deal with the challenges of caring for their senior parents, while trying to balance the responsibilities of their own lives. Senior care franchises address the situation by creating options for families and aging family members.
The elderly population will continue to grow in the US and caring for them will be an important service in the coming decades. Franchises are able to offer care and safety for loved ones, while keeping them happy and healthy during their golden years.