As the baby boomers get older, it is not as easy to get around, or do the things we did when we were young. Most people take for granted that they can take care of themselves like they always have. No one wants to admit they might need a little help with everyday chores and tasks as they get older. Research shows that over 22 million homes have a carer providing home care to a family member over 50.
Nobody wants to admit that they are getting older, and may need assistance with cooking, bathing and dressing. The idea of going to a nursing home terrifies many people. Many times when a senior citizen is moved to a nursing facility, their health declines rapidly until often time, early death.
However, it often becomes too much for a family member to care for the aging parent, and still take care of their own family. It is here that non family cares enter the picture to provide home care services. Often families will use elderly care services or other home care services because the older adult often would prefer someone other than a family member to provide the service.