America is aging fast. There are now over 47 million senior citizens over 65 in the U.S. this year, and that number is expected to double in just a few years. As seniors age, especially in their 70s and 80s, they need more help at home doing tasks most younger folks take for granted. That’s what you can provide, with a no medical home care business.
Because of their age and health issues, many seniors are homebound or less mobile, and need a bit of help at home with some of the routine tasks that used to be so easy for them, like meal preparation, light housekeeping, shopping and errands. As little as two hours a day of help can make a big difference – enabling seniors to remain in their own homes – which is what 90% of them want. At home, they have familiar surroundings, privacy and independence.
That’s where a non-medical home care business can help. A home care provider can take care of the day-to-day tasks to make life for a senior more about quality of life than the burden of everyday chores. A home care service provider relieves that burden and gets paid good money to do it.
As the number of seniors increases, the amount of work for a non-medical home care business will grow as well. Because of medical advances and healthier lifestyles, we’re all living longer. In fact, seniors over 80 are the fastest growing segment of the senior population.
This is the perfect job for anyone with compassion, patience and a good heart who wants to make a difference in the lives of seniors while earning a good income. It’s a perfect way to help seniors stay independent in their own homes.
Best of all, starting an non-medical home care business does not require specialized training or expensive equipment. Most of the in-home tasks are those you already do in your own home, such as preparing a simple meal, but now you get paid to do it for others. You can start this business on a shoestring, as the only two “must haves” are a car and a cell phone, which most of us already have. If you are providing home care in a city with a good public transportation system, you may not even need a car.
Did I mention that the income is solid? Although you won’t get rich doing this – unless you choose to hire employees and grow your business – the hourly rate is quite good. Senior care providers charge their senior customers between $18 and $35 an hour, depending on where they live. Senior care providers in larger cities, especially on the East and West coast, make the most, while those in smaller towns and rural areas where the cost of living is lower, make less. The national average is about $22 an hour.
With a 40 hour work week, you can expect to make about $880, or $44,000 a year. It’s a great way to help seniors stay independent in their own homes, and make a generous income as well. In addition, starting a senior home care business allows you to be in charge of when you work, and who you work for. You can work as little or as much as you like. You decide. Want to work just a few hours a week to make some extra income? Want to start a new career to get out of the rat race? Now you can, by starting your own elderly care business.
As our elders age, they need more help while still wanting to remain independent and at home. You can provide that help, bringing joy and a smile from your senior clients, while making a good income. It’s the perfect business if you want to be in control of your working life and also want to help others. To learn more about this rewarding business, read How To Start A Senior Home Care Business.