In present time, and for long time in the future, the fulfillment of our societal duty is in question, we as a society must find new ways and solutions to provide the care our elderly population deserves. The care of elderly is complex problem with multi-fold facets. Rapidly increasing population over 65 who needed care, chronic lack of professional stuff, constant increasing the cost of care, overworked caregivers and strive for better care become more serious than ever. On behalf of the idea of better humanity, it’s our responsibility to handle these issues in the best possible manner. The world is continuously aging. According to United Nation, people aged 80 or over will dramatically increase, from 70 million in 2000 up to 153 million in 2025. The numbers are even more exponentially growing in developed countries. The ratio of retired members to workforce community increased, from 0.25 in 2010 to 0.29 in 2016, and it’s projected to increase exponentially to devastating 0.52 in 2070. This changes of demographics is changing the rules of the game that the Long Term Care (LTC) organizations are used to. LTC providers (facilities or care-at-home providers), the major institution of care, are facing issue for high demand of new and professional workforce. Yet, the less educated and unlicensed workforce is pushed towards caregiver carrier, job with high demands. This create costly high turnover of employees while pushing the licensed caregivers to overtime work. Quality of care is negatively affected by this issues. All this problems are driving the cost of care to constant rise which create fiscal problem for families and societies. The need for better care, cost increase and demographic change are growing the share of GDP allocated to LTC. This makes the LTC services to be not affordable for large group of older people.
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