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Policymakers can do a number of things to help the long-term care delivery system emphasize the appropriate level of care for an older person.
With an increasing number of Americans living the golden years, facilities such as Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) are experiencing a financial and occupational boom. Asserting the ever growing need for facilities such as the profiled Belle Meade and Plantation Estates were statistics for this elderly population and health conditions such as Alzheimer’s.
What the author called “the silver tsunami” is increasingly evident in town and metros alike, from factors such as baby boomers entering retirement. Addressing elderly-specific issues is church programs focusing on topics like dementia. Helping to improve the quality of life for impoverished elders is government programs such as Centralina Area Agency on Aging, which helps with needs like transportation. Along with church and government programs there is the Meck 60+ project, a needs assessment study calibrating the number of elderly individuals and the extent of issues and needs related to aging.