Senior Population Growth Increases Demand for Care
In the coming years, our world will see significant changes in the senior citizen population due to the aging of the Baby Boomer generation. And, this isn’t happening steadily: the senior citizen population is projected to double from approximately 43 million to 83 million by 2050.
With this increase in the aging population comes the need for personalized care, helping seniors complete activities of daily living (ADLs) with peace of mind in their own home. The number of seniors needing assistance with two or more ADLs is set to increase by 138% by 2050. Therefore, the demand for senior care is more important now than ever before.
One explanation of this significant growth is due to the fact that senior citizens are living much longer as life expectancy has increased from 68 to 79 years. In Franklin County alone, the aging population will grow an additional 40% by 2030, totaling the number of residents above age 65 to 279,000. As these Baby Boomers age in place and require more extensive care in their golden years, it’s estimated that 70% of older adults will need long-term care services. Therefore, this generation will face challenges in senior healthcare and wellbeing that have never been seen before due to longer lifespans and the need for quality of life throughout retirement.
How Friendship at Home Can Help
With determination to allow this aging population to live independently in the comfort of their own home, Friendship at Home provides care services for seniors looking for extra help. Friendship at Home is a long-term care plan, serving as an alternative option for those looking to remain in their home. From personal hygiene and dressing to transportation, Friendship at Home helps with the pressing needs that come along with aging. A helping hand becomes much more beneficial as you age, and with this increase in senior citizens in both Franklin County and around the world, providing care is essential for members looking to age in place in the comfort of their own home.
Interested in learning more about Friendship at Home? Give us a call with questions or concerns at (614) 734-2167.