The famous “Baby Boom” that began in 1946 and ended in 1964, brought to the country a generation of citizens who led the way in technology, medicine, manufacturing, civil rights, culture and the arts. This generation made historic progress that has benefited the world. Now, millions of these same citizens are senior citizens. After a lifetime of work and raising a family, they are a generation that is living longer and aging in place.

That has brought another boom: A trend in home health care.

According to www.seniorliving.org, there are 78 million baby boomers who now need some form of basic home health care. They want to age in place but may require some assistance. Ninety percent, “90% of seniors want to stay in their homes as long as possible”. There is comfort in aging in place and having routines as well as the emotional security. However, physical limitations and some accommodations need to be made to safely age in place. There are many resources in the community, training programs and associations that provide support for agencies and families. The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) whose mission, “enhances the strength and professionalism of private duty home care providers through education and best practices.”. Tom Najjar, Founder of CarePlus had the opportunity to experience and be part of the Home Care Association of America Congressional Lobby Day visiting our local Senators and Congressmen to raise awareness regarding senior issues. By working collaboratively, we can educate, motivate and provide excellence in care to the aging community.

Other great resources worth mentioning are the Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA), a National Center on Caregiving. There are also local organizations such as GROWS , a Grass Roots Organization for the Well-being of Seniors. Montgomery County also provides resources on their senior site. Check it out- we are on page 59.  There are so many wonderful resources out there providing support for families and caregivers.

The baby boomer generation contributed greatly to our society and we now have the opportunity to give back by providing the highest quality care as they age in place.

Quality home health care is an essential component for an elder home care agency.  Other attributes including patience, compassion, flexibility, and trust will make a difference as well.

We are proud to announce that Care Plus Home Health, Inc. is the recipient of the “Trusted Provider Award” from Home Care Pulse, in October 2018. This award is in recognition of our “dedication to maintaining the highest standard of quality care the home care industry has to offer.” We are proud to receive this prestigious award in the home health care industry.

Care Plus, Inc. has an experienced and licensed home health care team that provides compassionate, efficient, patient-centered services. Please contact our professional support team for more information or a consultation. Our Gaithersburg, MD team can be reached at (301) 740-8870 or info@careplusinc.com.