May 9th, 2012
Author: Kim Francis
Millions of seniors in America are working full time, but they’re not working in an office or a factory, and they’re not receiving paychecks. Instead, they are working full time in their own homes, caring for a aging family member.
According to a Johns Hopkins University study, family members ages 65 to 74 years are working more than 30 hours a week to care for their loved ones, and those 75 years or older are providing nearly 35 hours a week of caregiver services.
Providing care for a senior is emotionally and physically difficult work for anyone, but it can be especially challenging for older adults. Moreover, according to the Administration on Aging, approximately one third of these senior caregivers are in fair to poor health themselves.
If this full time schedule is becoming too much for your family, ASSI can help. Our homecare and adult daycare / companion services can be used to supplement your efforts, giving the aging senior the assistance they need, while giving their caregiver time to rest and rejuvenate.
Call Today to learn more about ASSI’s caregiver services.