According to the U.S. Census Bureau, life expectancy in the United States is increasing as birth rates decline. Within the next 10 years, there will be more Baby Boomers alive than babies, marking the first time in human history that the oldest generation has more people than the youngest.
To put it into perspective, Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) are 56 to 74 years old now. By 2029, the youngest Baby Boomers will be 65 years old. With the largest generation on Earth between 65-83, in-home care will be needed more than ever.
In-home care, which we specialize in at DayBreak Adult Care Services, provides independence to aging Baby Boomers. With adult care at home, seniors don’t have to live in a nursing facility. They can live in their own homes and, with some assistance, go where they need – and want – to go while getting help around the house with everyday tasks. We provide assistance with walking, toileting, transferring, cleaning, prepping meals, ensuring medications are taken and so much more.
Aging and health decline often go hand-in-hand. Even the healthiest people lose mobility and experience a reduction in senses such as hearing and sight. Seniors are more prone to illnesses such as the flu, and more common illnesses – a cold, for example – are harder on their bodies.
Because the oldest generation also is the largest, there won’t be as many younger family members who can help. Many Baby Boomers are entering their senior years alone, which is where DayBreak Adult Care Services comes in. We give seniors the independence and dignity that come with living at home.
If you anticipate that you will need in-home care – or you know a loved one who will – contact DayBreak Adult Care Services today.