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May 12, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor recently named home health care services one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy resulting in an increasing focus on private duty home care – medical and non-medical services not covered by Medicare or Medicaid. While the demand for private duty care is driven mostly by senior citizens, recipients include the disabled and those recovering from illness or injury and span all age groups.

Significant growth is expected for the private duty industry due to the more than 34 million people in the U.S. who are 65 years or older and the anticipated increase of this age group’s population to include more than 70 million by 2030. As the baby boomer generation ages, the demand for in-home care services is expected to increase by 50 percent between 2002 and 2012 according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

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