By Yael Grauer
Nearly 20% of the U.S. population will be 65 years or older in 2030, according to projections from the U.S. Census Bureau report.
River Systems president Joel Ackerman is quick to point out that the aging population could spell trouble for a fragile healthcare system. With 10,000 people turning 65 each day, providing the same level and quality of support people have come to expect will be a challenge.
“People 65 to 75 use up about three times as many healthcare resources as people 25 to 45 do, so the more seniors we have, the more strain on the healthcare system and the higher the cost,” he said.