The groundbreaking for the Mount Washington Valley Adult Day Center ( Conway Daily Sun) was held on June 5th. It was three years in the making and is planned to be a state of the art one of a kind facility when it opens a year from now.
It is timely also as the so-called "silver tsunami" is on the way as 48 percent of the county’s population will be over 65 by 2030, making Carroll County the state’s second oldest county in New Hampshire.
Here is a catch-22 though: Even as these facilities are being built, and the need for more to be built for all manner of senior care, where will the workers and caregivers come from? Where will they live?
Facilities will need to attract, hire, compensate and retain employees no matter the healthcare setting.
Carroll County legislators should be in the forefront of planning for the future needs of our aging population. It is not a problem that is going to solve itself. We are already behind the curve.
" By failing to prepare, your are preparing to fail" Benjamin Franklin