Home care challenges await aging boomers

By Norb Rug | lockportjournal.com

The home medical care industry will face a shortage of caregivers as aging baby boomers attempt to stay in their homes. The lack of qualified workers, ever-increasing costs and a huge shift in demographics have America facing a major crisis. There aren’t going to be sufficient numbers of geriatric staff to make certain seniors are OK when they can no longer care for themselves.

It’s a problem that not many families anticipated but one that many will have to face. It frequently becomes evident that falls, lapses of memory and a number of maladies all take a toll on elderly relatives and some may need help. There is a tidal wave of baby boomers being diagnosed now with some form of dementia.

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