The Elderly Population is Exploding

Yet, Nursing Homes are Closing!

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Here is a visually compelling graphic that covers the rash of nursing home closures that have been occurring since 2008 across theUnited States.

Even in the face of a ballooning Boomer and elderly population and the ACA, nursing homes are closing, and minority areas are feeling the brunt of it.

What gives?



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    The Population Health Blog can’t discern another explanation for Ezekiel Emanuel’s Why I Hope to Die at 75 article in The Atlantic.

    Since leaving Washington DC, Dr. Emanuel has become safely ensconced at the University of Pennsylvania, where he can disclose what he was really thinking while he was helping to stand up the Affordable Care Act.



  4. Half of Baby Boomers Will Have Alzheimer’s by 2050

    According to a new analysis reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference:

    • Over 28 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s disease between now and 2050.
    • In 2020, the projected Medicare costs of Alzheimer’s is $11.86 billion, or 2.1% of total Medicare spending.
    • Projected Medicare costs for Alzheimer’s will increase to 24.2% of total Medicare spending by 2040.
    • A treatment that delays disease onset could save $220 billion within the first five years of its introduction.
    • 50.1% of baby boomers will have Alzheimer’s in 2050 when they are all 85+.
    • When the 1st baby boomers turn 70 in 2016, Alzheimer’s in their age group will jump from 1% to 2.5%.

    Source: Alzheimer’s Association, July 20, 2015


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