The numbers alone are daunting with a shift in dependency ratio—or the number of people 65 and older to every 100 people of traditional working ages—is projected to climb rapidly from 22 in 2010 to 35 in 2030. This isn’t just a larger number of seniors with similar healthcare attitudes and behaviors as the generation preceding. The boomer generation differs from their parents, as they are more proactive and less likely to accept the “grow old gracefully” mindset. They seek and engage with all forms of health services to maintain the highest quality of life. This increasing demand will test the limits of the government services financing this shift.
Via Richard Meyer