By 2030, the population of older adults will grow to over 77 million in the U.S., 19% of Americans. 70% of those older adults will need assistance with daily living, and caregivers are in short supply. The current structure of aging services is not prepared to meet this demand, which will impact current and future generations.
Despite this huge demographic and need for support, conversations impacting and supporting those who provide care for older adults are often absent from discussions at the local, state, and national levels. More than ever, it is crucial to focus national attention on how to fund and provide the best care and services for the quickly growing population of older adults, an issue that touches millions of us now, and many millions more in the future.
#DearCandidate is a campaign to educate and build awareness during the 2020 election cycle around issues impacting those who care for and support older adults. Join us in starting conversations with 2020 election candidates on long-term care, aging services workforce, and quality of care for all older adults.
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