The worldwide leader of home care services for seniors, Home Instead Social Care, announced that in 2013 its franchisees anticipate the hiring of 45,000 CAREGivers ℠ throughout America. This implies an escalation in the demand for home care professionals as well as the industry’s strength. In addition, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has anticipated a 70 percent growth rate (between 2010 to 2020) of the use of personal care aides, which is significantly more substantial than the average for all occupations.
According to co-founder and Chairman of Home Instead, Inc., Paul Hogan, the increase in aging adults is escalating at a higher rate than the economy. Thus there is a very high demand for talented caregivers. And throughout the US the 600+ Home Instead Senior Care franchise locations are seeking tens of thousands of top quality caregiving professionals, most of which will be part-time positions which gives more flexibility to the workers.
Older Americans who are seeking out second careers are thus now in a good position. It is expected by the franchise of Home Instead that more mature workers will fill these roles. Indeed, right now approximately 30 percent of the employees are in the 60+ age group. This is a great way for those who want to retire, but still want to feel like they are a part of the workforce without having the intense pressure common to a regular 9 to 5 job.