Family caregivers spend an average of 19 hours each week caring for their senior parents or loved ones, including home maintenance chores and repairs. Families who know that it is important to their aging parents to remain living at home are turning to Busy Living as an affordable solution.
Help for you and your parents
If they could change one thing, many family caregivers say they would like more help caring for their aging parents. Busy Living’s all-inclusive maintenance programs allow you to spend more time caring for your parents, while we care for their home and yard. Our maintenance programs have the added benefit of protecting the future value of your parents’ home.
Keep them safe at home
With Busy Living, you no longer have to worry about dad shoveling snow in the cold or mom dragging the trash to the curb risking injury. A dedicated home specialist will be assigned to your parents to care for their home and ensure a safe environment. Whether it’s something small such as ensuring a smoke detector has fresh batteries, or a larger task like upgrading a bathroom with grab bars, no item will be deemed too small to keep your parents’ home safe for them.
Ease their minds
Because your parents will see the same dedicated Busy Living home specialist each week, they’ll build a relationship and soon feel comfortable asking him for help that they may have felt guilty asking you for. No matter what they need, their trusted home specialist will be there when they need him.
Care Givers – Facts
- Nearly one-quarter of adults (23.5 percent) in the U.S. are providing care to an adult family member or friend. On average, they provide 19 hours of care a week. (Caregiving in the United States, National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP, 2009)
- More than half (55 percent) of adults who are caring for an adult family member or friend are also working outside the home. (Caregiving in the United States, National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP, 2009)
- Three-fourths of individuals caring for a family member or friend are helping their loved one with household work. (Caregiving in the United States, National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP, 2009)
- Seventy-six percent of family decision makers believe it is important for seniors to be able to stay at home. (Home Instead Senior Care, 2009)
- An estimated 34 million family caregivers help loved ones live at home. These caregivers provide and coordinate care at risk to their own heath and financial security. Their annual unpaid contributions are valued at more than $375 billion. (AARP Public Policy Institute Fact Sheet)