How they make such an impact
Graying of America
Many older Americans are living at home, cared for by adult children. Now in their 40s and 50s, after spending decades raising children, millions of “baby boomers” find themselves caring for aging parents. For these family caregivers, emotional, financial and physical stress can often be an issue.
With the rise of home caregiving and other assisted living options for seniors, the number of older Americans living in nursing homes has declined in recent years. In 2000, less than five percent of Americans 65 years and older lived in nursing homes such as Sunset Hall.
Elderly Social Power
Contribute to the body of research on the societal barriers experienced by older persons, particularly low-SES groups and/or persons of minority status, and the impact of these barriers on health and positive well-being.
The difference between Medicare and Medicaid
Medicare is a federal program that provides health coverage if you are 65 or older or have a severe disability, no matter your income. Medicaidis a state and federal program that provides health coverage if you have a very low income.