“How Well Do We Age in the U.S.? Check Our Scores,” by Judith Graham, Next Avenue
“The U.S. has a long way to go in becoming a truly age-friendly society, according to a new international scorecard — the most comprehensive assessment to date of how nations across the world are responding to their aging populations. Results were released last month at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics’ World Congress in San Francisco. The United States performed well, overall. With a score of 59.8 (out of a possible 100), it came in third of 18 countries for which composite scores were compiled, behind Norway (with a score of 65) and Sweden (with a score of 62).”
LTC Comment (from Damon V. Moses, Administrative Coordinator, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
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How Well Do We Age in the U.S.? Check Our Scores