Aging Trends in the United States

Without a doubt senior issues will become more prevalent and pressing for the United States. Not only are Americans living longer than ever, there are financial, medical and care trends that require thoughtful preparation for many seniors and those who love them. Here is an overview of some of these issues.

Aging Trends

(Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans Update 2006: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office May 2006).

(“Why Population Aging Matters- A Global Perspective,” National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of State, March 2007).

(“Why Population Aging Matters- A Global Perspective,” National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of State, March 2007).

Medical/Living Conditions

(Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans Update 2006: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office May 2006).

(AARP’s “2005 State of 50+ America Survey”)

Caregiving

(Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans Update 2006: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office May 2006).

(Arno, Peter S., “Economic Value of Informal Caregiving,” presented at the Care Coordination and the Caregiving Forum, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, NIH, Bethesda, MD, January 25-27, 2006).

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