The aging population in the United States is growing and is forecasted to continue to grow for the near future. As such, the strain on current support options will likely increase (Urban Institute, n.d.).
Research the local statistics on age and aging trends in your state. Use this information to evaluate the effect these data may have on the future of your state. What will it mean for the social context of the aging population? Specifically, discuss the following in a 5-page report:
- Are there enough social services and support options, such as older worker programs, assistance with health care, elder abuse support, financial fraud assistance, and religious and social opportunities to sustain this aging population? What implications does this have on health care in your area?
- How can organization such as hospitals and assisted living centers contribute support and options to the aging population?
- What are the financial options available to assist the elderly and their families in your state?