Caregiver Shortage Threatens for Baby Boomers

By Tangela Henry, SWODA Information Assistant — By the year 2030, this nation’s 72 million baby boomers will reach age 65 which will create a critical shortage of caregivers. Those employed as caregivers are primarily women in their mid-20s to mid-50s, and the caregiver industry is already suffering from low wages and high turnover rates. Improvement of this situation is not expected anytime soon. Paid caregivers mostly fill jobs taking care of older people usually working as nursing assistants, home health aides and personal care assistants. In the next decade, an additional one million of these direct care professional workers…

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