Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Organization of Health Care and the Federal, State, and Local Levels
Slide content:Administration on Aging (AoA) Adults 65 years of age and older will be 21.7% of the U.S. population by 2040 Programs are both home-based and community-based Funds non-medical programs to prolong health and independence Multiple needs served: nutritional, logistical, legal, quality of life 7
Slide notes:Next is the Administration on Aging, or AoA . According to government census projections, people aged 65 and older will represent 21.7% of the population by the year 2040. Individuals who are currently age 65 can expect to live, on average, about another 18 years. Many older people live alone and have a low income, creating an increased need for national programs that target this group. The AoA provides funding for nonmedical home-based and community-based services for the elderly, with the goal of prolonging the health and independence of senior citizens. Examples of these services are home delivery of meals, nutrition information, transportation services, adult day care, and legal assistance. 7