5.6 - Aging Gracefully in Place

Aging Population

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By 2050, the world's population aged 60 years and older is expected to total 2 billion

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By 2035 More older adults than Children in US

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In-Home Care - $400 Billon to Expand Access

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The plan also includes $400 billion to expand access to caregiving for those who are older and those with disabilities, and to improve pay and benefits for caregivers.

The goal: Broadens the traditional definition of “infrastructure” to include the provision of in-home care. From an economic standpoint, administration officials say, it is as much about the workers providing that care as it is about the patients. The money would help those workers, disproportionately women of color and low-paid, to earn more.