The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America
The Age of Dignity Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America Author:Ai-jen Poo By 2018, demand for home health care will increase by more than 90 percent, and by 2050, the total number of individuals needing long-term care is projected to grow from 12 million to 27 million. With someone turning sixty-five every eight seconds, America faces a unique new challenge providing our elders with the dignified care they will need. ... more »In The Age of Dignity, MacArthur “genius? Ai-jen Poo—one of Newsweek?s 150 Fearless Women and the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance—explains how we can meet that challenge, combining a broad vision for change with concrete policy recommendations.
Interweaving her own personal stories with those of seniors and caregivers across America, Ai-jen Poo allows us a glimpse into the often hidden lives of seniors, as well as insight into the lives of those we pay to take care of them. The Age of Dignity outlines a road map to how we can become a more caring nation, providing solutions for fixing our fraying safety net for elders while also increasing opportunities for women and immigrants in the workforce.
“A wake-up call about a basic demographic reality? (In These Times), The Age of Dignity is a clarion call for fairness and empathy toward both our elders and their caregivers.« less