Mar 12th, 2012
Author: Kim Francis
I wanted to take this opportunity to share some statistics with you that I found amazing. Today, there are 80 million baby boomers living in the United States, and in 2011, the oldest members of this generation began reaching retirement age, with a full 10,000 people turning 65 every single day! More surprisingly, this trend will continue for the next 19 years.
According to the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHCH), this means that we will quickly reach the day when half of the U.S. population (80 million baby boomers, 45 million Medicare beneficiaries, and 12 million disabled Americans), together with their families, will likely need some form of home care.
Because of this trend, the NAHCH calls the need for all Americans to be able to remain in their homes as they age, the “Last Great Civil Rights,” and we agree. At ASSI, we are dedicated to providing seniors and their families with the home care and adult companionship / daycare services they need to age safely and independently in their own homes. To that end, we have structured our True Freedom Membership Plans to offer a variety of service levels so we can be there for our clients when and where they need us.
I’d like to thank the NAHCH for their leadership in ensuring baby boomers have the freedom to live at home and for their commitment to the home care and hospice industry.