Aging in America
Older people today are more visible, more active and more independent than ever before. They are living longer and are in better health. But as the population of older Americans grows, so does the hidden problem of elder abuse, exploitation and neglect.
Like the rest of the world, the US is an ageing society. This will place substantial additional pressure on publicly-funded health, long-term and income support program for older people. This paper analyses the demographic changes that the US faces and how they will affect those program, concentrating on the factors that may affect the economic burden that these program impose.