Care giving book says amnesty necessary to offer enough elderly caregivers

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Care giving book says amnesty necessary to offer enough elderly caregivers

The book, “Care Giving Made Easy – How to Be an Awesome Caregiver,” states amnesty of resident aliens may be essential to provide enough elderly caregivers and to accommodate future workforce needs. Other benefits of immigration reform include support for the housing market and to reinforce the depleting retirement revenues of the Social Security Administration.

(Harrison, AR) 10, February 2013. Majestic Publishers offers an uplifting new approach to care giving with the second edition of the book, “Care Giving Made Easy – How to Be an Awesome Caregiver.” The book raises alarms about the large elderly demographics and how that will affect our nation. As this large group exits the job market and need caregivers it will create a strain on our job market and social security revenues.

According to the Census Bureau we currently have about 309 million Americans in the United States. Research found in Caregiving in the United States by the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC), and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), found that, “more than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. Population provide care” to others. In 2030, the Census Bureau reports predict we will have a population of about 320 million. According to, Aging in the 21st Century compiled by the United States Administration on Aging, “the population aged 65 and over is expected to grow by 75 percent to over 69 million.” (Siegel, 1996). With 70 million senior citizens needing care, we will require 70 million caregivers, which totals 140 million citizens and almost half of our population being elderly or caring for the elderly.

This large demographic of non-workers could put a strain on employers not having enough employees to fill job positions. Although media reports state that we have about 12 million Americans who are unemployed, according to the AFL-CIO, some parts of our nation are experiencing, “widespread job shortages.” (Cleeland, N., Los Angeles Times). Currently 140 million Americans supply America’s workforce. According to the Employment outlook: 2010-2020 Industry employment and output projections to 2020, from the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics by 2020 we will require 150 million Americans to supply America’s workforce. (Henderson, R., 2012). Senior citizens are retiring daily opening up jobs, and the high rate of unemployment will not only go down, we may not have enough people available to supply America’s workforce. More importantly, we may not have enough people available to help properly care for our elderly population. The problem of high unemployment is correcting itself and immigration reform will be required so we can supply our nation’s workforce.

As this large generation passes a flood of new homes will be on the market. “81% Proportion of householders 65 and older in 2006 who owned their homes.” (Current Population Survey/Housing Vacancy Survey). If the housing market slumps it also strips our nation of jobs in the construction, textile, furniture, appliance and other industries and it benefits every American to help prop up the housing market. Many illegal immigrants do not buy homes and we have a large immigrant population that would be able to buy a home if they were citizens and legally working. Thus granting citizenship to immigrants can protect the largest investment of every American and prevent a deep recession with a housing market slow down, which would create even more job losses.

Immigration reform and amnesty for the immigrants is necessary so they can help us support our job market, housing market, social security, Medicaid, Medicare programs and help us care for our large elderly population. Every American and our nation will benefit with immigration reform, including amnesty and it is the wise and Honorable choice. Caring about the rights of the common man especially our elders, is Honor and Patriotism in it’s finest form.

Dale B. Adams formed Majestic Publishers in 2000, and is the author and self publisher of the new book, “Care Giving Made Easy – How to be an Awesome Caregiver” Second Edition and the soon to be released, “How to Make Your Home Sell – Even In A Slow Market” His many experiences include being a Security Consultant, General Contractor and Energy Conservation Specialist. To learn more valuable information visit: http://www.majesticpublishers.com.

National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC), and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), (2009), “Caregiving in the United States” Retrieved from http://www.caregiving.org/research

Siegel, Jacob, (1996), “Aging in the 21st Century” Retrieved from http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Aging_Statistics/future_growth/aging21/aging_21.aspx

Cleeland, N., (2013), AFL-CIO Calls for Amnesty for Illegal U.S. Workers” http://articles.latimes.com/2000/feb/17/news/mn-65389.

Henderson, R., (2012), “Employment outlook: 2010-2020 Industry employment and output projections to 2020” Bureau of Labor Statics, Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2012/01/art4full.pdf.

Current Population Survey/Housing Vacancy Survey, Retrieved from

http://www.stageoflife.com/StageHomeOwnership/OtherResources/Statistics_about_Home_Ownership.aspx