Coke, TX or Coke County, is right on the Edwards Plateau. This area embraces charming towns and gorgeous landscapes. The county may not seem to age with time, but the population of Texas is certainly getting on. With its fast growing older inhabitants, Texas can expect to see a 67% increase in people 65 years of age and over between now and 2030. That's quite a rise. We already see an increased demand for people to work in home care sectors to cater for this rapidly aging populace. Between 2010 and 2040, analysts predict a 50% rise in the over 60 population. And by 2020, there will be a 50% or higher increase in seniors over 85 years old.
Overall, Texas is home to a staggering 5,200,000 baby boomers. By 2030 the youngest of these will be at least 65. There is currently something like 34-44,000,000 informal caregivers across the US. Of these, 2,700,000 are in Texas. Go figure!
There are two interesting facts to note about Coke County and the rest of Texas:
It used to be the case whereby people almost expected to end up in a long-term health care facility of some kind if they lived to be a certain age. This is how it was, but today the folks of Coke County, TX have other options. The modern trend is to keep people in their own homes for as long as possible. There are two positive outcomes for this:
Not everyone can stay at home of course. It all depends on the physical and psychological fitness of the individual. But those who just need some assistance with everyday tasks can certainly remain in their home if they choose to. There are options in home care now for medical assistance, like nurse care and therapists of different kinds.
Most folks can stay at home if they're able to get by with a little medical support, home-help or both. It's better to plan for these things in advance and explore all your potential options in home care solutions. You can call us direct or send us a message if you would like to learn more.
If you or your loved one are a resident of Coke County, TX or surrounding areas, and would like to know more about our top-rated caregiving services, give us a call. We would love to schedule a free in home care consultation today.
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