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February 25, 2014

Elder Care Rises in Popularity

Elder care from Comfort Keepers® helps seniors live safely in their homes. America's senior population is growing as the Baby Boomer generation ages. With this comes a new desire to maintain independence rather than receive care in a nursing home or other long-term facility. According to a poll by the AARP, nine out of ten members polled state that it is very important to extremely important to have access to services that will allow seniors to live independently within their own homes for as long as possible.

Thanks to in-home elder care, this desire is absolutely attainable. Elder care providers such as Comfort Keepers offer services within over 700 communities within the United States and offer a wide array of services geared toward the senior living at home who also requires a level of care and attention. Because of the services provided, elder care continues to grow in popularity and is projected to do so over the next several years. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of elderly citizens tripled during the 20th century, and furthermore, by 2050, the current elderly population is expected to double to total 80 million.

With modern advancements in technology and healthcare, new options for receiving care become more prominent and accessible to seniors. Government has also begun to take notice of the advantages of seniors living independently rather than within long-term facilities. For example, in 2011 in Ohio, a budget passed to allow more money for Medicaid programs which allow seniors to live within their homes longer, according to an AARP article. The article also states that nursing home care can cost up to three times more than in-home elder care.

With cost benefits as well as benefits to seniors' overall well-being, it is no surprise that the popularity of elder care has grown exponentially. Recognizing that the value of comfort and independence is priceless, Comfort Keepers strives to provide quality services to its clients. Comfort Keepers interactive caregiving model assists seniors with all levels of need and care, helping to ensure physical, mental and emotional well-being. Elder care providers assist seniors in almost every facet of daily life, from personal care to transportation, to housekeeping, to shopping, cooking, cleaning, to offering companionship and conversation, and much more.

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