Terry Savage interviewed Mike and Mary Doepke about the growth of the home care industry nationwide. Mike and Mary are the
owners of the Home Helpers Franchise location in Hinsdale IL.
Terry Savage is the Chicago Sun-Times’ nationally syndicated financial columnist and a registered investment adviser.
Below is an excerpt from the article which can be found in it’s full version here: http://www.suntimes.com/business/savage/13221073-452/growth-in-home-health-care-offers-opportunities.html
Growth in home health care offers opportunities
This industry is so important that it’s a pretty good bet that you or someone in your family will be using its product in the next few years. Then you will be grateful that this industry exists to fill your needs. And if you are looking for a job now, you might find a new purpose in life.
This fast-growing industry is not high-tech; in fact it’s very “hands-on” and basically requires competence and compassion more than any skilled training.
This fast-growing industry is home health care.
There are now nearly 50 million seniors in America — officially defined as those over age 65. By 2025, that number is expected to grow to nearly 72 million, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
While most seniors continue to live a healthy and vigorous life, the odds are that at some point they will need help with some activities of living. That need may not come immediately, but the Census Bureau projects that the population age 85 and older could grow from more than 6 million currently to nearly 21 million in 2050.