Medicine

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

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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.

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