Care Giving Made Easy
Most all of us are or will be caregivers sometime during our lives. If you assist an injured friend buying medicine, deliver food to an elder from your church, or visit elderly family members – you are a caregiver.
Care giving will become a common household term in future years. Currently 6000 Americans celebrate their 65th birthday, 3800 will become 85, and 10,000 turn 50 years old - daily. There are 35 million senior citizens in America now and by the year 2030 that figure will double to over 70,000,000. By the time you finish reading this article 4 people will have become caregivers.
These staggering figures above indicate the need for all Americans to become familiar with elder care and take advantage of this trend by entering this field. Do not expect our government to be prepared for this transition. Although they are making changes this wave is so massive and affects so many different areas of our society, that we will not be ready. The only way to make certain our thoroughbred Americans (That includes you) receive the care they deserve, will be for our citizens to take an active role. The family caregiver is and will continue to be the cornerstone of our elder care services.
Thoroughbred Americans inhabit coffee shops across our great nation. Some may not have contributed anything significant to our country, but they helped build it, and are entitled to the best care available - and that requires thoughtful planning ahead.
About 9000 Americans become unexpected and unprepared caregivers daily. Most Americans are not educated or knowledgeable about how to care for their elderly parents. Many people are suddenly thrown into the position as a caregiver without warning due to an illness, injury, or surgery. If we prepare and become more educated about this subject it will enable us to be better caregivers and to make this responsibility much easier.
Currently it is estimated that corporations and businesses lose 11 to 29 billion annually on productivity due to employees missing work to care for their family. (Met Life, AARP) It affects your finances by lost wages, less contribution to your retirement, and Social Security. By planning ahead you can prevent your career from being jeopardized or disrupted.
Realizing the need, Majestic Publishers of Corpus Christi, TX released the new book, “Care Giving Made Easy – How to be an Awesome Caregiver.” The author maintains that by planning ahead and becoming educated on this subject you can ensure that your family member gets excellent care and it will make both your lives much easier.
About the Author: The author and self-publisher; Dale B. Adams of Majestic Publishers is located in Corpus Christi, Texas.