An Increasing Number of Seniors Are Caring For Each Other

29 percent of direct-care workers are projected to be at least 55 year old by 2018


NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP)—Paul Gregoline lies in bed, awaiting the helper who will get him up, bathed and groomed. He is 92 years old, has Alzheimer's disease and needs a hand with nearly every task the day brings. When the aide arrives, though, he doesn't look so different from the client himself—bald and bespectacled.

"Just a couple of old geezers," jokes Warren Manchess, the 74-year-old caregiver.