The older population–persons 65 years or older–numbered 38.9 million in 2008 (the latest year data is available).
Seniors and the elderly represented 12.8% of the U.S. population, about one in every eight Americans in 2008…But look at what is coming down the pike…
By 2030, there will be about 72.1 million VERY senior people living in the United States. (more than twice their number in 2000.)
People 65+ represented 12.4% of the population in the year 2000 but are expected to grow to be 19% of the population by 2030. The information at the Administration on Aging (AOA) website brings together a wide variety of statistical information about this growing population and their long term needs.
This information is worth considering if current employment options are not responding to you as you might like…
The Aging Integrated Database (AGID) is an on-line query system based on AoA-related data files and surveys, and includes population characteristics from the Census Bureau for comparison purposes. For more of this type of information about the growing ranks of the elderly visit http://www.agidnet.org/
It is estimated that by 2050 there will be almost 24,000,000 people 65+ years old in the United States. 1.3 million of them will be 100+ years old! Most of these people (including every Baby Boomer and Gen Xer, Gen Yer, etc. alive then) will need some sort of assisted living care, many will choose to stay at home for reasons of personal preference, … and most will have to stay at home for financial reasons!
As you ride into “that good night” consider how long you might be on the path…
If you or someone you know might be considering a career as a care giver do your homework before committing to a course of training.
I bet you or someone you know is sandwiched caring for a loved one or knows some one who is. I also bet that you have considered what might happen to you down the road- you know, when you are old and frail (od willing)!
NOW is the time to start insisting that your local hospital provide certified eldercare providers in your neck of the woods!
CertifiedCare.org©™ offers education and training plus certification for criminal record free adults, plus they provide a registry, SweetRelief©™ , to help you get a job after you are certified (and clear the background check).
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I bet you or someone you know is sandwiched caring for a loved one or knows some one who is. I also bet that you have considered what might happen to you down the road- you know, when you are old and frail (od willing)! Start insisting that your local hospital provide certified eldercare providers in your neck of the woods!