The Cost of Aging in Americe

March 11, 2015

By Emily Newhook

Present-day Americans are living much longer than their predecessors: At the beginning of the 20th century, just four percent of the population was older than 65. By 2050, though, that number is expected to increase dramatically to more than 20 percent. With this growth in mind, is our health care system optimized to help aging Americans, families and caregivers receive the care and support they need in the coming decades?

MPH@GW, the online MPH offered through the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, created “The Cost of Aging in America” to explore some of the serious economic realities faced by aging individuals, caregivers, and health care professionals. Keep reading to learn more.

http://publichealthonline.gwu.edu/cost-of-aging/Cost-of-Aging-IG-1.9.15

 

EmilyNewhook is the community relations manager for the online MHA program External link External link (MHA@GW) and the online master of public health (MPH@GW) offered through the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University. She is passionate about all things health, from administrative and clinical topics to fitness and nutrition. In her free time, she enjoys powerlifting, cooking and exploring D.C.

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