The Ageing of the American Population Of the total federal expenditures in 1995, Social Security together with Medicare(federally founded health program aimed at helping the elderly, founded in 1965) was the largest, accounting for about 34 percent. In 2005 this figure is predicted to be as high as 39 percent. This is caused by the "graying" of America and the increased number of elderly who will collect benefits for a longer portion of their lives, coupled with a reduction of the number of workers available to pay for their benefits. Increasing costs of living and higher standards of living (as reflected in higher wages) also are consequences. In short, if no action is taken in the interim, by approximately 2013 the federal government will have to raise taxes, increase the debt, print more money, reduce Social Security benefits immediately, or do some combination of those things to rectify the Social Security cash-flow imbalance.
Over this rapidly approaching time frame, the fraction of the people that are over the age of 65 will upsurge from 12.7% in 2000 to 20.3% in 2050; the proportion of the population that is age 85 and older will increase from 1.6% in 2000 to 4.8% in 2050. (Anderson, Hussy) Providing that these numbers are just glances provided by statistical analysis, they could be less but more frightening, a whole lot more! There are two major points that I would like to draw to attention in regard to this demographic change. As we can tell from supporting evidence and projections that a vast majority of the United States is elderly, an even greater am... ... middle of paper ... ...ionally relieve the worker unavailability, the breach between the major projected increase in demand for acute and long-term care services and the sluggish anticipated development in the labor force indicates an intense long-run disparity. Because of the elderly registered nurse staff, by the year 2020, the registered nurse workforce is predicted to be an approximately identical size as it is nowadays, lessening by nearly 20% beneath anticipated workforce requirements.
The role of the pharmacist in ageing population is crucial to help the elderly contribute to the economy. As a pharmacist, one needs to be able to understand the different services available to the elderly to allow active ageing. As well as understanding the common condition associated with age such as Alzheimer’s disease in order to help patients manage the condition and enjoy their life for longer. Finally awareness of the clinical considerations in the elderly is essential. Pharmacists should work with other healthcare professionals in order to meet patients’ needs allowing them to live a long, healthy life.
The Aging American Population The American population has changed dramatically over the last century. Our society has become effected by this in all areas and walks of life. It is unknown what the future holds for America, but the statistical trends in an aging population may shed some light. The rate of aging in the United States will increase dramatically in the second and subsequent decades of the century. Within the United States, the size of the population over age 65 has soared during this century, increasing from 3 million in 1900 to 34.3 million today.
I believe this can only benefit the hospital and patient care, and have a new way that the patient is cared for. Treating the whole family, instead of just the patient is what the future is all about. Implementation of this type of care requires creating a partnership between the patient, physicians, nurses, and patient’s families. This can only improve performance improvement, and treat the patient the way we would want to be treated. My goal is to decrease the patients and families anxiety throughout their hospital experience, and keep the whole family informed of the patients treatment plan.
This increase in the elderly population has lead to a large amount of elderly people within our population. According to the United states Census Bureau, about 13% of the United State’s population, one out of every 8 Americans are 65 years or older. It is expected that 1 out of every 5 Americans will be 65 or older by the year 2035 (census). This increase and expected continued growth of the elderly population, makes it important to study this stage in development in order to possibly create a better understanding of the true process of aging and the changes that occur. This can be beneficial to many who have fearful perceptions of aging due to the myths surrounding the aging process.
the team is there to make sure physician are doing what they are expected to do. Preventive care is something that the company stress a lot. Physicians are even rewarded for providing education and perform preventive care to patients. According to UHC (2015), to understand competing proposals on management and delivery of health care services, one needs to be familiar with factors and policies influencing the health care systems in the United States and other
Furthermore, they heighten the fertility rate in the country they immigrate. Unfortunately, migration alone cannot erase the looming danger of an ageing population. Yet, it certainly can slow the process down (Harper). Nevertheless, specialists expect an increase of retired people over 65 years by 35% to 50% during the next 20 years. In this case, contribution rates by the working forces would have to rise significantly from its current rate of 13% to over 18% in the United Kingdom.
The plights of aging and minorities are substantially difficult to those to have endure the hardships of both groups. With the amount of the elderly majority increasing rapidly, this work examines certain aspects such as education and economic status. Based on that concept, I intend to find weather there is a correlation to the quality longevity of life for those of the aging minority differ in comparison to their counterparts Minority Aging Aging is a fact of life. As the years progress, the amount of aging individuals in the United States has been projected to increase considerably. In fact, Wiener and Tilly (2002) expressed that, the number of aging individuals is estimated to increase by 135% between 2000 and 2050.
Nutritional Status of Adults in the United States As the number of older adults in the United States grows, the demands on the food system will change. The U.S. Bureau of the Census projects that by the year 2050, the population will grow by another 110 million people to 392 million (2010). The median age has increased from 34.0 in 1994 to 37.2 in 2010. It is projected to peak at 39.1 in 2035. The older population, 65 and older is projected to increase from 12.4 percent in 2000 to 20.7 percent in 2050.