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(Phoenix, Ariz.) – Today’s Baby Boomers are turning 65 at a rate of 10,000 a day. As the nation’s demographics shift to an older climate for the next few decades, statistics show that women are living longer than men. In fact, according to the Administration on Aging, “Seven out of 10 “baby boom” women—those born between 1946 and 1964—are expected to outlive their husbands. Thus, many can expect to be widows for 15 to 20 years.”

The newly widowed women, many of whom spent much of their lives doting on husbands and children, may now be faced with complete solitude for the first time. Recent studies show that 80% of the more than nine million older persons living alone are women. These seniors, originating from a headstrong, girl power state-of-mind, will be completely opposed to living in a retirement community after losing their significant others.

In order to accommodate the wave of single senior women sweeping the state, businesses such as Cypress HomeCare Solutions, a Phoenix-based private duty, non-medical home care agency, may be the key. The company co-founded in 1994 by Bob Roth is the first home care agency to win the Better Business Bureau’s Business Ethics award, since the award’s creation. Roth explains, “No two home care agencies are alike, and none are as qualified, dedicated, and professional as those found at Cypress.”
Care givers can help independent senior women with tasks such as lite-cleaning, and grocery shopping, to companionship, reading, or walking with them. Home care agencies can also provide daily grooming and bathing, plus arrange for driving the ladies to the hair salon, doctor’s appointments and the mall. So, hiring a care giver to help with errands and appointments provides elders the sense of freedom and independence they desire.

Unfortunately, with an increasing number of elderly women becoming widowed in the next few decades, and the children of the boomers leading their own busy lives, many women will feel isolated, depressed and alone. Services like Cypress HomeCare Solutions are available to lessen the burden and guilt felt by the families of widowers, as well as to enable women to continue to thrive and live out their golden years with companionship and a little bit of help and support from a care-giver.
For more information about Cypress HomeCare solutions visit www.cypresshomecare.com .

*Source: http://www.aoa.gov/naic/may2000/factsheets/olderwomen.html

About Cypress HomeCare Solutions
Locally owned and operated, Cypress HomeCare Solutions was founded in 1994 as a non-medical home care caregiving service provider to the Maricopa County region. Cypress HomeCare Solutions is the only area home care agency that has a dedicated training lab and training center on their premises. The company has trained more than 800 family members for free over the last seven years. The company recently received the 2013 Better Business Bureau’s Business Ethics award, the first won by a home care agency since the awards creation. Cypress Homecare Solutions was voted the #1 Home Health Agency for 2010 and 2012 by Arizona Business Magazine’s Ranking Arizona. Cypress HomeCare Solutions is located at 5225 N. Central Ave., Suite 212, Phoenix, Ariz. 85012.

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