Demographical Information Regarding the Elderly

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Demographical Information Regarding the Elderly

Today there are many problems that are causing the population of the United States to look back and ask, where did we go wrong? When we think about it all though there really isn’t too much that anyone did wrong, the problem is the number of elderly people that are soon going to be on Medicare and any other state funded programs. There is no one to blame for this though, unless you want to blame doctors and specialists for keeping mom and dad or grandma and grandpa alive longer so that we can enjoy their presence.
Elderly people and the demographical changes that are happening.
Choosing elderly people as my topic was not an easy choice because there are so many other things that are affecting everything demographically. I chose the elderly people because they are going to be the ones that are going to need the most help financially over the next few years. The people that are over the age of 65 are the largest population in today’s society. Every day in the United States there is at least 6,000 American people that will turn 65 years old there is also 3,800 Americans that will turn 85. The number of elderly persons in the United States is growing at such a dramatic rate that the future of the social security department and the healthcare environments is looking at some very rough times financially. The people that are really looking at hard times are the elderly themselves, how do you think they feel knowing that in 10 years they may not receive that right healthcare coverage that they deserve? Today the average age that a person will retire at is 65 but in the future it may have to be changed to 68. According to some of the reading that I have done the statics are saying that 3 out of 5 randomly chosen seniors are now working part or full time jobs just so that they can make their house…...

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