Senior Population Boom Means More Jobs

As America’s aging population grows, a local senior care company is gearing up to meet the expected need for services. The Home Instead Senior Care office serving The Mid-Shore is actively hiring professional CAREGivers to its staff to meet the needs of seniors in the area.
By 2050, it is predicted that the senior population will more than double from the 2010 numbers with a projected estimate of 88.5 million people aged 65 or older. As these seniors age, they often need help with their daily activities. In fact, about 29 percent of the U.S. population reports that it currently spends an average of 20 hours per week providing care for a chronically ill, disabled or aging loved one.
The demand for professional caregivers will continue to grow as they are an important component of the care continuum for seniors – helping seniors age safely in their homes while lightening the load for their family members.
“Whether a senior just needs some help running errands and doing some light cooking and cleaning, or they need round-the-clock care, having a professional CAREGiver can make a huge difference in the life of a senior and their family members,” says Jennifer Marchi, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office in Easton, MD. “The type of person who typically excels in this industry is compassionate and enjoys helping others.
Helene Copper, who has been a Home Instead CAREGiver for 15 years, says that one of the things she likes about her job is the flexible schedule. “Being a CAREGiver has given me a good work-life balance that a lot of people I know don’t have in their jobs,” she says. “Plus, it’s just really rewarding to get to know my clients on a personal level and know that I’m making their lives better.”
“We keep up on all of the latest news and industry standards in home care,” says Jennifer Marchi. “And our training program helps to ensure that our CAREGivers are getting the information they need to better support seniors and their families.”
For more information on Home Instead Senior Care, please visit www.homeinstead.com/561 or call 410-822-1230.