This library was developed with two key partners: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Association of Rehabilitation Nursing Due to the effects of chronic diseases on an aging population, the need for caregiving for older adults by formal, professional caregivers will increase sharply during the next several decades.
In 2014, about 67,000 paid, regulated long-term care services providers served about 9 million people in the United States. In 2015, hospice patients received a total of 96,052,577 days of care paid for by Medicare. Two factors—longer life spans and aging baby boomers—will combine to double the population of Americans aged 65 years or older during the next 25 years. By 2030, older adults will account for roughly 20% of the US population.
Target Audience: Practitioners