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July 2015

Who Will Take Care of You?

Family members ages 45 to 64 are the

likeliest caregivers for the nation's older

people. As boomers age over the next several

decades, the ratio of likely caregivers to

those who need care will shrink.

 

Older generations now have lots of boomers

to care for them. But with lower rates of

marriage and fewer children, the baby boomer

generation (born 1946 to 1964) and Generation

X (1965 to 1979) will have smaller pools

of caregivers.

 

Here's the projection:

 

The Older Americans Act: Aging Well Since

1965

 

This year marks an important milestone in the

history of how our country supports its older

citizens. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the

Older Americans Act (OAA) into law in July

1965. Over the past 50 years, the OAA has

provided the nation with programs that allow

millions of older Americans to continue living

and thriving in the communities of their choice

for as long as possible.

 

This anniversary offers an opportunity to

emphasize how older adults can access the

home- and community-based services they need

to live independently in their communities. It is

also an occasion to highlight how older adults

are engaging with and making a difference in

those communities.

 

Through a national network of aging services and funding, the OAA offers a wide range of

supports, including home-delivered and congregate meals, caregiver support, preventive

health services, transportation, job training, and elder abuse prevention.

 

Check out the Administration on Aging's

website here for more information on the different services available. 

 

 

 

At Elder Law Solutions we concentrate our practice in estate, long-term care and special needs planning. We are located on the North Shore and have a strong commitment to client service.  If you have questions about these or other legal matters, do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail by clicking here or by calling us at (978) 465- 5407.  


Elder Law Solutions
Margot G. Birke, Esq.                                        www.elderlaw-solutions.com
One Harris Street                                              info@elderlaw-solutions.com
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 465- 5407