With age can come chronic health conditions or temporary medical emergencies, like a disabling fall, that may require assistance to remain in their home. To provide that assistance to this rapidly growing population of seniors requires an army of senior care providers, who can help with everyday in-home chores that may be difficult or impossible for many seniors, like meal preparation, light housekeeping, shopping and errands.
Often as little as 3 hours of help every day can enable seniors to remain in their own home longer, which is the preferred choice for 90 percent of them. At home, they are able to maintain their privacy, dignity and independence. Staying at home also benefits the children of seniors, the “sandwich generation,” who also have to work and raise their own children. With help from a senior care provider, visits to their parents can be more about quality time together rather than having so many responsibilities to deal with at every visit. This is much less stressful for both seniors and their adult children.