Meet Nora. When she was young, Nora’s grandmother developed dementia and came to live with her family. Because her grandmother kept trying to leave and “find her way home,” Nora’s parents had to put locks on the inside of all their doors. During that time, Nora also had to come straight home from school to look after her grandmother. While she remembers her time with her grandmother fondly, she admits there were moments when the constant care felt like a burden. Today, the scenario would be somewhat different, had her family had access to a senior home health care franchise in their local area.
Nora is fortunate, because today her mother and father are still able to take care of themselves, but her good friend Lydia is on the brink of a breakdown, trying to care for her older parents on her own, and Nora wants to help.
These scenarios repeat themselves every day across the country, as our population ages and elderly dementia-related illnesses (including Alzheimer’s) rise accordingly.
“More than six million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million. Also, more than 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.”
It is clear that the demand for elder care is going to be fueled by a steep rise in the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, if it nearly triples by 2050.
What is being done for this growing segment of our population? People like Nora are observing the challenge and shortfalls in senior care that their own families and those close to them have experienced, and are exploring home health care franchise opportunities. Nora would like to combine her compassion for seniors and her professional skills into a rewarding business for herself while making a positive contribution to her local community.