Comfort Keepers is pleased to announce that Tim Purcey, COO of CK Franchising Inc., the franchisor of Comfort Keepers, has been elected as the NPDA president-elect. In his role, he will help guide the NPDA and will assume the role as president following the 2012 NPDA Annual Meeting / Conference.
NPDA, National Private Duty Association, is the nation’s first association for providers of private duty home care, which includes non-medical home care services. The NPDA is the recognized resource for information and definition of private duty home care practice, supported by a strong national membership of providers.
Aging of America – The Facts
- In 2011, more than 8,000 people will turn 65 every day. By the end of that year the senior population of America will reach almost 49 million. By 2025, it will grow to nearly 72 million. (Source: The Department of Health and Human Services and the State Department)
- Several studies have found that the overwhelming majority of seniors – 89 percent, according to an AARP survey, for example – want to age in their own homes for as long as possible. (Source: AARP survey)
- The U.S. Census Bureau projects that the population age 85 and over could grow from 5.3 million in 2006 to nearly 21 million by 2050. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
- Persons reaching age 65 have an average life expectancy of an additional 19.0 years (20.3 years for females and 17.4 years for males). (Source: Administration on Aging)
The NPDA currently represents more than 1,200 member organizations throughout the United States that provide private pay in-home care services for the elderly and disabled.
Tim has been active on several NPDA committees for the past eight years and has served on the Board of Directors for two and a half years.