Crisis in elder care foreseen - USA Today
Category: Elder Law,
As 2006 marks the first baby boomers turning 60, a timely article from USA Today, Crisis in elder care foreseen : "As 1,200 national delegates, policymakers and advocates for the elderly converge on Washington D.C., this week for the fifth White House Conference on Aging, many come with mixed feelings of hope and frustration that, though they've been sounding the alarm for years about a looming crisis in caregiving resources, Washington still doesn't seem to be listening.
The list of concerns includes an increase in Alzheimer's disease, expected to strike up to 16 million Americans by 2025; major shortages of family and professional caregivers; lack of proper housing and transportation for seniors; and shortages of geriatric physicians. Add to that questions about how major entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare will be paid for."