The implications of caring for aging Americans continues to worry many as news outlets examine workforce and cost issues related to treating older Americans.
The Wall Street Journal's Total Return: Making Caregivers Part Of The Team
AARP has crunched some alarming numbers: The number of potential caregivers available for every person who is at least 80 years old is expected to plummet by 2030, as the older population outpaces the number of younger Americans. The ratio of people in the most common caregiving age group (45 to 64) to those most likely to need long-term care (80 and over) is expected to fall to 4 to 1 by 2030 -- compared with more than 7 to 1 in 2010, AARP says. By 2050, the ratio could drop to less than 3 to 1 (Greene, 9/3).
Fox News The Cost Of Long-Term Care
Dealing with a sick parent is emotionally draining, but it can also be financially devastating for adult children making health-care decisions. Whether children choose to put a parent in a nursing home, hire in-home professionals or go it alone, there are host of financial and emotional factors to (Fuscaldo, 09/03).
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