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By 2020, 56 million Americans will be 65 and older. By 2050, that number will reach 84 million.*
The oldest-old population--Americans over 85--is on pace to triple by 2040.**
Nearly 70% of Americans who reach 65 will be unable to care for themselves at some point without assistance.***
Who is going to provide that care?
"Home care professionals--also known as caregivers--work with family members, community agencies, and medically trained professionals like doctors and nurses to broaden the scope of care for seniors and provide better health outcomes. They are trained care providers who help families deal with the daily challenges of aging and provide the support necessary to allow elderly Americans to remain independent for as long as possible--exactly what seniors and their families want most." -2019 HCAOA Home Care Report
The number of seniors in South Orange County requiring care is increasing every year. Finding good care for loved ones is difficult when time is limited. With family members living across the country and lives being busy, it is hard to find a caregiver that is available full or even part time. We here at BrightStar Care Lake Forest / Irvine are your premier and preferred caregiver provider in South Orange County, offering personalized 1:1 care in the comforts of one's own home.
What are the primary functions of a caregiver and how can they help families?
The role of a caregiver is very similar to that of a Nurse's Assistant. In fact, most caregivers are actually trained nurses. The most common duty of a caregiver is being able to physically help a patient as her or his needs require. Since a caregiver is often assigned to a small number of patients, it is easy to become familiar with their needs and daily routines. Caregivers keep a close watch on a patient’s progress and are able to report on it from a medical perspective. Being mostly trained in the basics of medicinal and paramedical procedures, they can be of immediate help to a patient, if the situation were to call for it. Caregivers allow independence and confidence in their patients and their families.
Why BrightStar Care Lake Forest / Irvine?
Here at BrightStar Care Lake Forest / Irvine, our people are our greatest asset. Each one of our caregivers is here because they believe caring is more than just a job--it's a way of life. Led by a Registered Nurse, our Professional Care Team consistently delivers expert, compassionate, and personal care for your loved one. When it comes to caregiving, it is important that every party has peace of mind and freedom of CHOICE. That's why our caregivers are hand selected using industry leading screening, training, and oversight practices. It is our mission to improve the health and wellbeing of the patients entrusted to our caregivers.
We are available to you and your family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, regardless of the type of care you receive from us. From childcare and adult home care to elder care and more, you can count on our team of fully screened caregivers to deliver the utmost in quality care and service because, for us, it’s all about making more possible for all those we serve.
*United States Census Bureau. "An Aging Nation: The Older Population in the United States." May 2014. Available at: https://www.census.gov/prod/2014pubs/p25-1140.pdf
**U.S. Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans 2014. Available at: http://www.aoa.acl.gov/aging_statistics/Profile/2014/docs/2014-Profile.pdf
***Daschle, Tom and Tommy Thompson. "Who will care for America's aging population?" The Washington Post. Nov. 2013. Available at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/who-will-care-for-americas-aging-population/2013/11/21/2609df64-4657-11e3-a196-3544a03c2351_story.html