Senior Care for Levelland Baby Boomers
Learn what distinguishes our Comfort Keepers senior care.
Baby Boomers number just under 80 million strong. Currently, they account for approximately 20 percent of the United States population. By 2030, some of these seniors will have passed on, but with better healthcare, medications, and living conditions, most of these seniors will live well into their 70's and 80's with many even passing the century mark. The expectation, according to the National Institute of Health, is that by 2030, nearly 65 million Baby Boomers will be between the ages of 65 and 84, with nearly 15 million of these seniors checking in at over 80 years of age.
Despite the increase in senior health, there will still be a growing number of seniors who require assistance with daily living activities. Others will need help coping with loss and isolation. Many others will need short-term support as they recover from illnesses, injuries, and other age-related conditions.
Senior Care in Levelland, TX
Many of today's current seniors receive extensive senior care from family members. In fact, Caregiving.org estimates that 40 million Americans currently provide in home care for senior loved ones on a daily basis.
One of the challenges when prioritizing senior care for Baby Boomers is the vast change in demographics. It's not just the growing number of seniors that is challenging, but the growing number of "single" seniors. In addition to the increased likelihood of a spouse of significant other dying and being unable to help with care, the Baby Boomers were the first American generation to have a dramatic number of divorces.
Recent surveys indicate that children of divorced parents are less likely to become a caregiver for their parents later in life. One survey by Curran, McLanahan, and Knab found that three-fourths of seniors who had a single marriage can expect physical and emotional support from their children. This number drops my nearly a quarter, with only about half of seniors who have been divorced being able to benefit from these same expectations. If this research is correct, given the vast number of baby boomers who are or will be divorced by 2030, there may be an enormous gap in senior care for tens of millions of Baby Boomers. In other words, those who cared for their aging parents may not find the same support from their own children.
One of the best options for seniors who require assistance and support with daily living activities and still want to remain in the comfort and convenience of their own home is professional senior care, such as Comfort Keepers. Typically far less expensive than a nursing home or assisted living facility, in home senior care has the added benefit of taking place in the seniors own residence where they are surrounded by their memories, their comforts, and the activities they enjoy.
Whether a senior loved one has family caregiver support or not, Comfort Keepers care services are designed to ensure they maximize their independence, safety, and freedom while living out their days in the peace and joy of their own home.
Comfort Keepers of Lubbock, TX provides respite care, Alzheimer's care, dementia care, end of life care and a variety of other home care services to:
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