Why We Need Caregivers
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Why We Need Caregivers
Modern medicine is great. It has allowed us to live longer and enjoy a high quality of life. We can spend more time with our families and overcome illnesses quicker than ever before. However, since a majority of our country’s population are experiencing extended lifespans, there are not enough caregivers to look after the growing number of elderly people.
There are an estimated 40 million Americans that care for someone close to them on a daily basis. The people help a parent, grandparent, relative or neighbor with basic needs. These needs include activities like taking medications, dressing, bathing, cooking or providing transportation. It is common that these caregivers, who are not certified professionals who do this as a career, are working and parenting at the same time that they are trying to help a loved one who is aging.
Interestingly, AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving came out with some demographic information regarding non-professional caregivers that may sound all too familiar. There are an estimated 40 million people who spend an average of 21 hours a week caring for an older relative. The typical caregiver is a 49 year old woman who works full time and has a family of her own to care for.
The demand for caregivers continues to grow because we are living longer and young people are having less children to care for them later. Additionally, declining marriage rates and families living farther apart geographically contribute to the shortage of quality care. Long story short, we need more caregivers. CareBuilders at Home is working to combat this by offering safe and dependable in home care that allows your loved ones to age with ease in the comfort of their own home.
In recent years there has been an average of seven potential family caregivers for every person over 80, but that is no longer the case. In fact, in a few short decades there will likely be almost no close-relatives available to devote the amount of care necessary for elderly and disabled Americans.
This is a shocking idea to many. The real question of concern becomes who will care for our caregivers? CareBuilders at Home seeks to be the solution to this problem. All of our services are affordable and tailored to individual needs. For example, our caregivers will even prepare nutritious meals for your loved ones as needed, and we ensure that all caregivers are always aware of allergies or specifications he or she might have. Meal preparation is just one of the many things that Carebuilders provides to our clients. Carebuilders at Home offers assistance in nearly all areas of daily living needs.
You can find out more about the kinds of services we provide and how we offer a comprehensive solution to aging in place on our website at http://www.carebuildersathome.com.