Aging Californians Create Demand For Homecare Professionals

Sacramento-Based Franchise Announces Plans to Hire Nearly 180 Caregivers in the Greater Sacramento Area in 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA – As America’s aging population continues to grow, the need for caregivers has become increasingly apparent. That’s why Home Instead Senior Care®, the leading global provider of home care services for seniors, has announced that its Rancho Cordova-based franchise anticipates hiring nearly 180 CAREGiversSM in 2015 across three franchises serving Sacramento, Placer, Nevada, and El Dorado counties.

Consider this – by 2050, the number of Americans aged 65 and older is projected to be 88.5 million, more than doubling the 2010 population.[1] More than 65 million people, 29 percent of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one[2]. As the baby boomer generation starts to enter elder hood, many more individuals will soon be faced with this responsibility.

Not surprisingly, the demand for caregiving services is outweighing the availability of professional caregivers.

“We’re looking for compassionate and caring individuals who enjoy helping others,” said Buck Shaw, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care offices serving Sacramento, Auburn, El Dorado Hills, and all surrounding areas. “These people improve the lives of families in our communities which can be very satisfying. For recent graduates, job hunters or employed individuals looking to make a change, a career working with seniors can be a very rewarding experience.”

Shaw added that becoming a caregiver is a great option for individuals looking for a job with a flexible schedule and no medical skills or training required. Not only do caregivers maintain a healthy work-life balance, they also often develop a personal connection with their clients and become a part of the families they support.

While training is not a requirement to be hired, once through the door individuals receive all that they need through the Home Instead® CAREGiversSM training program. They will learn all the skills necessary to enhance the quality of life of seniors by providing support that allows them to remain in their homes.

“The work is flexible and I truly feel that I am making a difference in people’s lives,” says Leta Roesch. “I’m thrilled to be working with some truly amazing people.”

For more information on Home Instead®, please visit

  1. U.S. Census Bureau, The Next Four Decades: The Older Population in the United States: 2010  to 2050, 2010
  2. National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP, Caregiving in the United States, 2009


Founded in 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska, by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care® network provides personalized care, support and education to help enhance the lives of aging adults and their families. Today, this network is the world’s leading provider of in-home care services for seniors, with more than 1,000 independently owned and operated franchises that are estimated to annually provide more than 50 million hours of care throughout the United States and 16 other countries. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ approximately 65,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services that enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. The Home Instead Senior Care network strives to partner with each client and his or her family members to help meet that individual’s needs. Services span the care continuum – from providing companionship and personal care to specialized Alzheimer’s care and hospice support. Also available are family caregiver education and support resources. At Home Instead Senior Care, it’s relationship before task, while striving to provide superior quality service.



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