care giver talking to an elderly women

Changing the Way We Discuss Elder Care

Every day, 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement age. By the year 2050, 27 million Americans will require some form of long-term care or assistance. The phenomenon of our aging society is often described in fearful terms like “the retirement crisis.” However, Ai-jen Poo, author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America, wants to change the way we talk about elder care.