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:Long-term Care Facilities
Slide content:The Aging Population 1.5 Chart: ( http://www.aoa.acl.gov/aging_statistics/future_growth/DOCS/p25-1138.pdf , 2008) 5
Slide notes:Turning now to the older population, the structure and makeup of the population in the U.S. is changing over time. The United States is projected to experience rapid growth in the population 65 years and above through the year 2050. Because of our extended life span, the numbers of people age 85 and older will also dramatically increase. It is clear that long-term health care for older adults will be vitally important in the future. 5