The National Private Duty Association's annual conference is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this week.
Today's keynote speech, by Dr. John Bowling, the Director of the PRS School of Aging Services and Coordinator of the Management of Aging Services program at Southern Oregon Univesity, outlined the future needs of aging seniors.
What is the future of aging? No surprise, the majority of seniors plan on a combination of professional and family care to age-in-place. 65% of seniors prefer this solution, while 0% plans on aging in a nursing home.
Dr. Bowling also mentioned that the healthcare system is broken.
Among the issues?
Small companies, which includes senior care agencies, hospices and Medicare agencies, are paying 18% more for employee benefits than large corporations.
This helps explain why only 26% of Caregivers said "yes, as a professionally employed caregiver, I receive health insurance benefits", in Caregiverlist's recent survey.