Challenges caring for the elderly will

Currently, 24 percent of the U.S. population is 65 years or older. By 2030, the first wave of boomers will turn 85. That’s just the first wave, with millions more to follow. Who will care for those boomers, and how will their care be paid for without wearing out family caregivers? How can we attract more people to work in the industry? And how can do we all that without totally draining Medicaid and bankrupting the nation?

Jackie Crosby, also a reporter at the Star Tribune, is currently writing a series of columns on elder care and the burden it places on family caregivers.

Posted by editor on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:06