The numbers are clearly staggering. 77 million Baby Boomers between the ages of 51 and 70. According to CNN, the 65-plus population in the US alone is expected to double by 2030 and hit nearly 87 million by 2050. More than six million of us will be living over the age of 100 by then, too.
There's little doubt that staff members at companies like Home Instead will be busy in the coming years keeping up with the demand.
But there's another number we must remember as the Baby Boomer Bus prepares to roll through. That number is: one.
One 93-year old lady named Clara. Clara is a long-retired school teacher who gets around pretty well for her age with the exception of failing eyesight. She sits alone in her small apartment every day, listening to her audio books for company after losing the ability to read small print. She longs for the ability to get out a little, converse with someone and re-enter life.
That's what her Home Instead CAREGiver is working to do. It's more than just living at home. It's the quality of the living you are doing, too.
No doubt there will be a lot of people in need of CAREGiver services in the coming years. The key will be to not get caught up in the big numbers, but remember the one that matters.
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