15-21 Story 2: The Coming Challenges for Eldercare

 

Synopsis: With the baby boomers transitioning into retirement in record numbers, and their parents living longer, we’re facing an eldercare challenge that’s bigger than we’ve ever seen before in this country. Who will take care of all of the older Americans who will need medical and end-of-life assistance in the coming decades? And how will we ensure that elder citizens will be able to live in comfort and dignity during their senior years? We talk to an activist about her own experiences with the system, and learn about strategies for dealing with the eldercare challenges that face us.

Host:  Marty Peterson.  Guests:  Ai-Jen Poo, co-director of Caring Across Generations, author of the book, The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the elder boom in a changing America.

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