Seniors Issues: Long-Term Care Costs, Financial And Social Responsibilities
News outlets report on a variety of health care and cost issues that senior citizens confront.
Stateline: Infographic: The Aging States Of America
According to the 2010 census, the nation's median age has increased to 37.2, up from 35.3 in 2000. The aging trend held up in every state ... Older states, such as Maine, Vermont, West Virginia and New Hampshire, may have less time than others to prepare for challenges such as providing long-term care for a growing elderly population (Uriona, Potler and Swope, 8/26).
The Associated Press/Washington Post: Aging America: Grandparents Stepping Into Help Grandkids As Families Struggle In Bad Economy
America is swiftly becoming a granny state. Less frail and more involved, today’s grandparents are shunning retirement homes and stepping in more than ever to raise grandchildren while young adults struggle in the poor economy (8/26).