A Growing Senior Population & Its Need for Long-Term Care
The need for long-term care services in the aging population continues to rise. According to recent findings in Kaiser Health News, the turn of the decade will only see increased demand for a continuum of care for seniors looking to retire with peace of mind.
Over the next ten years, 74 million baby boomers will be above the age of 65 with the total number of seniors surpassing teenagers — a notable first in our history. A number of experts have expressed what challenges the modern world will need to overcome in the next decade to serve this growing population. Kaiser Health News highlights a variety of challenges but there is one that stands out amongst the rest: the demand for affordable, long-term care.
Families caring for an aging loved one simply can’t afford the costs of long-term care whether in the home or at a senior care facility. And, there is decreased interest in the caregiving profession, leaving the burden on families and loved ones to care for those in need of a helping hand.
How Friendship at Home Can Help
Friendship at Home is a long-term care plan specifically designed for seniors who wish to age in place. This unique program provides concierge care services under one monthly fee, which remains steady over time, regardless if needs change with age.
Not only do the services provided by Friendship at Home address the growing demand for long-term care, but the program’s Care Coordinators’ compassion removes the burden from loved ones. In addition, all non-medical services, such as assistance with daily tasks, are arranged through them. Seniors can enjoy retirement without worrying how they will receive necessary care — all in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.
The need for long-term care programs will only become more important as the Baby Boomer generation continues to age. Luckily, membership programs such as Friendship at Home, ensure seniors remain independent in their home while receiving quality care throughout retirement.
Interested in learning more about Friendship at Home? Give us a call with questions or concerns at (614) 734-2167.