You will get calls from adult children of Concierge seniors over the holidays. These are the seniors who can afford long-term geriatric care management and home care
You may be surprised that this upper 10% of the populations include teachers and subway workers.
Well-heeled seniors, according to the New York Times, may be middle-class retirees who buy shoes from Payless but have a defined pension can afford care at home when they need it and private care management.
They rode the post-war economy, held jobs long term and through that defined pension (no 401K) face a very healthy financial picture in aging. They worked for city, county, state government are teachers, truck drivers, social workers or were union members in all trades. They had a career at Xerox, IBM, Campbell Soup and big Fortune 500 companies.
These middle-class concierge clients and their adult children calling over the holidays when they visit Mom and Dad and find care problems – will really shop around. They want the best service and seamless points of the compass that an aging life or geriatric care manager can give each client. These retirees lived on small salaries. Teachers who graduated in 1967 made $5000 a year. So they lived a working life of cautious shopping and tight family budgets. Now in retirement, they can sail down the Danube with their generous defined pensions and afford home care and long-term geriatric care management when they need it or their adult kids who visit over the holiday know Mom and Dad need help.
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