The elder boom and caring for aging Americans

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Guest: Ai-Jen Poo

By 2030, 20 percent of the U.S. population will be 65 or older. This “elder boom” will present serious medical, financial and emotional challenges for our elders and their families, and according to our guest, AI-JEN POO our current system of providing care to older Americans is ill-equipped to provide for their changing needs. In her new book, The Age of Dignity, Poo tells the stories of aging seniors and their paid caregivers who take the place of loved ones. She also provides policy perspectives on how as a nation we can better address long-term care. Aijen-Poo is director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the co-director of Caring Across Generations, an organization focused on improving the long-term care system in U.S.

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