Friday, March 20, 2009
JOB IDEA FOR NURTURING PEOPLE: START AN ELDERLY CARE PROGRAM IN YOUR HOME
Americans are living longer and living well for longer periods of time. This has created a relatively new and growing area of health care and provider services, known as elder care. Elder care encompasses a wide variety of issues, including choosing an appropriate physician to care for an aging patient, and making decisions about moving an elderly person from the home environment to a residential care setting. Persons age 65 and older are the fastest growing segment of America's population. Many elderly people are living healthy, active, and independent lives. However, as more people reach their 80s and 90s, the number of elderly needing assistance with daily living increases, along with the responsibilities of those who provide care for them.
Create a business that helps look after the elderly in young community. Pictured here, some elderly care homes are try out the Nintendo Wii games console to help elderly residents stay mentally and physically active.
Starting an elderly care business is not an expensive undertaking. Even with minimal capital, you can put up your own business and start looking for qualified, honest, and reliable caregivers to work with you. You can use independent contractors so you can keep your rates low. This way, more families can afford your elder care service and the demand for your service will keep growing in the future.