October 1, 2019

States Focus on Rise of Older Adult Populations

THE AGING U.S. population is perhaps the most seismic demographic shift business leaders, state legislatures and health care providers will face in the next few decades, yet there aren’t many one-size-fits-all options for catering to an increasingly elderly America.

The Census Bureau estimates that, by 2040, the number of adults over the age of 65 in the U.S. will swell more than 60% from 2016, with more than 80 million seniors accounting for nearly a quarter of the country’s total population. By 2035, older adults will outnumber children under the age of 18 across the country.

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