Home Instead Predicts Strong Future for In-Home Care

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Aging Population Demands More Options to Live at Home

Home Instead Senior Care, the leading global provider of in-home care for older adults, is witnessing an explosive demand for home care services as more and more baby boomers are looking to live at home as they age.

A study issued by the Home Care Association of America and the Global Coalition on Aging reports that nine out of 10 Americans ages 65 and older want to stay in their homes for as long as possible.

The fast-growing wave of older Americans is expected to outnumber children by 2034, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau:

  • In 2030, when all baby boomers will be at least 65, older Americans will make up 21% of the population, an increase from the 15% today.
  • By 2060, nearly one in four Americans will be 65 years or older, the number of seniors over 85 will triple, and the country will have a half-million centenarians.

In the face of this growing population of older adults, forecasts are that there will soon be fewer trained personnel available to care for this expanding senior population. Studies by Mercer, a global healthcare consulting firm, indicate that by 2025, U.S. healthcare providers will face a collective shortage of nearly 500,000 home health aides, 100,000 nursing assistants, and 30,000 nurse practitioners.

“As more and more people live into their 70s, 80s and 90s, we need to create care models that meet the needs of the growing senior population said Jeff Huber, CEO of Home Instead, Inc. “By helping older adults age safely at home, we can promote a more healthy, engaged and active lifestyle while also reducing the burden on health systems amid rising patient volume and smaller staff.”

As demand for in-home senior care continues to rise, Home Instead Senior Care is expanding its network to bring personalized support services closer to communities with growing senior populations. In fact, 15 new Home Instead franchises opened within the last 12 months, and there are currently franchise opportunities available across the U.S. and Canada, including markets such as Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Houston, Texas; and the Greater Toronto Area.

“Through our 25 years of experience serving seniors around the world, we know they overwhelmingly want to remain independent in their own homes and appreciate the high-quality services Home Instead CAREGivers℠ provide to make that possible,” added Huber.

For more information about Home Instead Senior Care, visit http://www.homeinstead.com.

Founded in 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska, the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise network provides personalized care, support and education to enhance the lives of aging adults and their families. Today, the network is the world's leading provider of in-home care services for seniors, with more than 1,200 independently owned and operated franchises that provide more than 80 million hours of care annually throughout the United States and 12 other countries. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ approximately 90,000 CAREGivers℠ worldwide who provide basic support services that enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. Home Instead Senior Care franchise owners partner with clients and their family members to help meet varied individual needs. Services span the care continuum – from providing personal care to specialized Alzheimer’s care and hospice support. Also available are family caregiver education and support resources. Visit HomeInstead.com. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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