First, let's consider the people we're best suited to help. An "older" American is typically defined as one who is age sixty-five and older. Today, about one in eight Americans, or approximately 13 percent of the total population, is considered an "older" American. This population is rapidly growing; the older population in 2030 is projected to be twice as large as their counterparts in 2000, growing from 35 million to 72 million and representing nearly 20 percent of the total U.S. population . That's a lot of people!
"There are only four kinds of people in the world - those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers."