Utilization of Long-Term Care by an Aging Population

TitleUtilization of Long-Term Care by an Aging Population
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBaughman, R, Hurdelbrink, J
InstitutionUniversity of New Hampshire
KeywordsAging, Long term health care, Long-term Care

The aging of the U.S. population is an ongoing trend. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by 2050 one in every five Americans will be over 65,1 and that by 2060 the over-65 population will have doubled in absolute size and the over-85 population will have tripled.2 Life expectancy of a 65-year-old in 2014 compared to 1980 was 3.9 years longer for a man and 4.3 years longer for a woman.3

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