10:54 AM Eastern - Friday, July 10, 2015

Care Crisis: The Senior Care Gap in America #default

America is in the midst of a senior care crisis. The demand for home care is exploding, but our long term care system is not equipped to meet families' needs.

As outlined in a new report, more than 19 million seniors need long term care supports and services and that number is set to nearly double by 2050. We need a national strategy to address the senior care gap. Failing to do so will result in higher rates of injury and medical complications, higher per capita healthcare costs and more stress on seniors and their families.

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Nationwide, there are approximately nine consumers for each worker. There is considerable geographic variation in the care gap. See this interactive map that shows the size of the care gap (measured in consumers per worker).

Learn more at fightfor15homecare.org.

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