A meeting was held this past Wednesday in Amarillo, Texas, to discuss what the future will hold as baby boomers reach retirement age - how it is going to affect their community and healthcare systems, according to the news channel KFDA-TV.
The meeting was comprised of caregivers, as they were informed about the various diseases and illnesses the seniors may face as they age.
"There is always a large expense with any type of medical issues or equipment, hospitalizations, things like that, everything is so expensive and that may be one of the reasons that they are choosing to do it themselves rather then hiring someone," Dana Franks, a community outreach manager, told the news source.
According to AARP, the rate of baby boomers reaching retirement age is extremely fast - approximately 8,000 people will turn 65 every day for the next 18 years.
Those who provide home care to their loved ones or are planning to may want to consider a retirement living community where seniors can able to be around their peers and the caregiver can have some peace of mind knowing that their loved one receives constant care.