News taken from PBS.Org, written by Jason Kane, November 6, 2013.
Is the U.S. prepared for the coming long-term care needs of retiring baby boomers? Probably not, according to Dr. Bruce Chernof of the SCAN Foundation. But new ideas are emerging.
Every day for the past two years, about 10,000 baby boomers have turned 65. And every day until 2029, about 10,000 more will do the same. For many, it’s just another birthday. But taken as a whole, the pace of those birthdays is a stark reminder of how quickly the U.S. is aging — and how unprepared the nation may be.
Continue reading the tips provided by guest doctors on a PBS Newshour special entitled, Global and Regional Models for Long-Term Care: Can they Work Nationally?