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Are We Ready for the Coming Senior Care Crisis?

Smaller families + longer lives = big challenges ahead
March 27th, 2024

“The federal Administration on Aging estimates that 70% of adults 65 and over will need some kind of long-term care assistance, services, or support in their remaining years,” writes Patrick T. Brown.  “This isn’t intensive medical treatment; just a helping hand with daily activities like preparing food, bathing, or using the bathroom. On average, seniors need this type of care for about three years, though for some the need can stretch out much longer.”  The twin realities of smaller families and longer lives poses a great challenge to elder caregivers.  Is technology a solution?  And what happens if we remove the human touch from caregiving? 

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