A future look at caregiving

A 2009 study concluded that the majority of family caregivers are white, female, employed, average 50 years of age and help in the care of a relative, often their mother.

The support systems for seniors and their family caregivers are built around this pattern.

Since the world is changing at lightning speed, I wonder what caregivers might look like in 2050.

The first step is to take a look at the changes coming to the senior population.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2050 our population will be older and more ethnically and racially diverse. Minorities in the senior population today represent one-third of the population, but

Improving senior nutrition

It’s a well-documented fact that the majority of older adults would prefer to live at home. What you may not know is that nutrition problems are widespread among those who choose to do so.

According to various studies, between 24 and 50 percent of the Medicare population is estimated to be at some level of nutritional risk. Adequate fruit and vegetable intake is a critical part of healthy aging and an important component of treatment for health conditions associated with aging.

According to CMS.gov, 87 percent of Medicaid beneficiaries over the age of 65 have diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, all of which can be improved by