“What The 2020s Have In Store For Aging Boomers”

What The 2020s Have In Store For Aging Boomers,” by Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News


“Within 10 years, all of the nation’s 74 million baby boomers will be 65 or older. The most senior among them will be on the cusp of 85. Even sooner, by 2025, the number of seniors (65 million) is expected to surpass that of children age 13 and under (58 million) for the first time, according to Census Bureau projections. … What lies ahead in the 2020s, as society copes with this unprecedented demographic shift? I asked a dozen experts to identify important trends. Some responses were aspirational, reflecting what they’d like to see happen. Some were sobering, reflecting a harsh reality: Our nation isn’t prepared for this vast demographic shift and its far-reaching consequences. Here’s what the experts said:”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):

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