There’s no getting around it. Baby Boomers make up a large part of the population. Entrepreneur Media predicts that 25 percent of the American population will be over 65 years of age by 2020. As they get older, there is expected to be an increase in the opportunities available in caring for the elderly. Granted, the in home care will grow as well as assisted living, but these aren’t the only areas that will grow.
A lot of Baby Boomers are still quite active and mobile and they want to stay that way. There are people that are already planning around what senior services will be most in demand with the people in this age group. Already, there are many anti-aging as well as products to stay healthy saturating the market for seniors. Other companies are providing such services organizing senior trips, tours, and health clubs just for seniors.
In addition, bookkeepers, financial planners, and concierge services are offering some much needed services to seniors that want guidance in helping to make their lives easier as they age. You will see many more things of this sort turn up as the years go by and the number of senior citizens is increasing. For now, though, there are some services for seniors that are quite common.
Since most seniors want to stay at home rather than relocate to an assisted living community, there is a demand for in home care. In order to meet this ever growing demand, many in home care businesses are being started. Some of these home care services offer medical help, but others focus only on non-medical care. These would include such things as meal preparation, bathing, transportation, housekeeping, grooming, and companionship. With these services provided, seniors can keep living at home or wherever they are the most happy and comfortable. Family members can feel confident that their loved ones are getting the attention and care that they need. These companies are also very convenient.
Accountants, tax consultants, estate planners and bookkeepers are also starting to offer their expertise to seniors. They can keep senior citizens from having to handle complicated financial tasks on their own. While they’re getting the help they need, these seniors are also getting some very good advice on saving money and spending their savings in productive ways.
Travel agencies have also jumped on the bandwagon for making the lives of seniors much more interesting and exciting. They offer special deals on tours, vacations, and cruises that apply only to seniors. These deals are becoming ever more popular. The trip planning is done for these customers and the seniors have their needs handled and catered to.
Recreation services for seniors isn’t really all that new but many more services are being added to the list every day, particularly for the ones that desire living an active lifestyle. There are new health clubs for people 50 years and older as well as spas and cooking classes. These are all things that are very enjoyable for seniors as well as a way to keep them healthy and fit.
Something else that has taken the senior world by storm are dating websites that are created just for the senior age group. These are set up just like other dating websites that you will find on the Internet, but this is for people 50 years of age and older. Usually, they don’t allow any youngsters under the age of 50 to register and post profiles. These are great sites for those people that find themselves alone and looking for love during this time in their lives. There are also singles groups for seniors as well as groups for couples that you can find for your parents. They have meetings and planned outings among other activities that are fitting for senior citizens. More active seniors will continue to thoroughly enjoy their lives when they get involved in social groups such as these.
Just because your parents may be senior citizens now, there’s no real need to feel that roles are reversed, making you the parent and your parent the child. Be on hand if they need you, but let them keep up with their lives as long as possible.