Global home care provider and franchise home Instead Senior Care has announced plans for its franchisees to hire more than 45,000 new caregivers in 2013 across the United States.
The company attributes growth expectations to increasing demand fro home care professionals, citing Bureau of Labor Statistics data indicating the need for personal care aides will grow 70% from 2010 to 2020.
“The rate of aging adults is increasing faster than the economy, and talented caregivers are in great demand,” said Paul Hogan, co-founder and chairman of Home Instead, Inc. “The more than 600 Home Instead Senior Care franchise locations in the United States are searching for tens of thousands of compassionate caregiving professionals to fill roles in senior in-home care services.”
Those filling home care employment roles may span older Americans themselves, Home Instead says noting that its franchisees anticipate “mature workers” will fill many of the openings. The current make-up of home care employments includes 30% who are ages 60 and older, the company said.
Written by Elizabeth Ecker