People born between 1946 and 1964, also referred to as baby boomers, will soon make up the second largest age group in the US. They’ll all be over 65 in just under 10 years.
If you’re looking to invest in a company that assists today’s older adults, or you have a parent or loved one in that age group, there are numerous services for seniors that you should consider, either as a business venture, or recommending them to your loved ones.
For various reasons, as we progress in age, we may end up becoming less and less capable of caring for ourselves, our pets, or taking care of our household duties. Engaging services for seniors to assist your parent or loved one in these areas not only takes the burden of these chores off their shoulders, they’ll also provide them with a better quality of life.
Services for technical support can apply to televisions, iPads, smart phones, computers, and more. If you are a tech whiz, today’s advanced technology products are a blessing and a source of excitement. For older adults, however, these gadgets and devices can be confusing and frustrating. As such, technical support is, very often, a welcome service. Services of this nature can involve anything from starting a helpline to teaching a class.
Specialty Medical Services
Specialty medical services can include orthotics, massage therapy, physiotherapy, and more. Given today’s demographic trends, if you’re looking for a great business opportunity, the specialized training and skills required for these will be well worth the investment. There are also alternative medical services such as naturopathic medicine, aromatherapy, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and more.
Of course, there are taxis, Uber, Lyft, etc. But transportation services targeted for older adults are widely used and in great demand. This kind of transport can often involve the use of wheelchairs, so getting a van with a wheelchair lift can a good investment.
As handy as someone may have once been with tools, their failing eyesight, questionable motor skills, and more may make it impossible for them to complete do-it-yourself projects for on their own in time to come. Handyman services, repair services, and other easy to contract fix-it services are widely used by today’s older generation.
Concierge and Mobile Aesthetic Services
As well as staying in their home, individuals in their golden years like to have as many services provided there as possible. This can include facials, massages, and other aesthetic treatments, like hairstylists, manicurists, and more.
Concierge activities can include personal training, organizing yard maintenance and home repairs, regular check-ins, assisting with arranging appointments or personal shopping.
Lawn Care and Gardening Services
Weakening muscles, unsteadiness, frailty, or failing eyesight can make it difficult to work in the garden or adequately care for a lawn. A service to do heavy lifting jobs such as these will allow people to continue staying in their homes.
Pet and House Sitting
In your golden years, you may appreciate the company of a pet more than ever before. If you need to be in the hospital for a brief stay, or decide to go on a cruise, who’s going to take care of your feline friend, your canine companion or other pet of your choice? House sitting services and pet sitting services are invaluable to everyone, not just older adults.
For as long as possible, many people want to live in their own home. For adults 50 years of age and older, approximately 76% of them would rather continue living in the residence in which they currently abide. How many of them think it’s possible, however? Only about 46%.
Companionship is needed to help older adults live in their home comfortably and safely. Services, other than simple companionship, could include pet care, money management, meal prep, care assistance, housecleaning, and more.
Get All the Services Your Loved One Needs at Discovery Village At The West End
We offer world-class senior living at Discovery Village At The West End. For every resident, we deliver personalized care with a team of specially trained wellness and health professionals. What’s more, you’ll find happiness and comfort through the offer of concierge services, a full calendar of events, complimentary transportation, housekeeping services and even healthy and delicious restaurant-style meals! To learn more about the services and amenities that comes with living in our senior living community, schedule a tour and visit our beautiful grounds today!