Aging Society : Aging Population

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Aging Society During the years of 2000 and 2050, the overall population of the elderly population is anticipated to rise by 135%. The elderly population that is aged 85 and over, is expected to need more health and long-term care services, which is anticipated to rise by 350%. The burdens of the upcoming aging in population in the US is not so much originated from the rise in the aging population, by itself, but rather from the slower anticipated rise in the non-elderly, employed population. The gradual expansion of the employed population will result that there will be a smaller amount of individuals to pay the taxes that are needed to back up public programs for the elderly population and a lesser amount of individuals to supply and give the services that the elderly population is needed. II.The aging population will see a change in acute to more chronic illnesses. The elderly population will require more attention on chronic diseases such as, Alzheimer’s Disease, Heart Disease, and Osteoporosis. “The style of medicine will need to change from one-time interventions that correct a single problem to the ongoing management of multiple diseases and disabilities; doctors and patients will have to have an ongoing relationship designed to help patients cope with illnesses rather than curing them (Weiner & Tilly, 2002).” Individuals who have chronic illness, could also have to deal with disabilities, and this could lead to them needing long term services for example, nursing
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