“Most Americans over 65 will eventually need help with the so-called tasks of daily living — eating, dressing, bathing, shopping and the like. But with family members spread all over the map or unable to be full-time caregivers for other reasons, the need for new and better options will only increase.”
Jane Brody’s New York Times article, seen here, discusses the growing population of elderly people – the American population over 65 is projected to double over the next 30 years, reaching 80 million – 80 to 90 percent of whom would rather remain in their own homes rather than entering assisted living for as long as possible. See the full article to read about financially feasible options, what is needed versus what is offered, and future theories for change to meet increasing demands as the elderly population strives to stay as independent as possible for as long as possible.
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