US community-based org wants to care for elderly at home

World Today

By 2030, one fifth of the total U.S. population is projected to be age 65 or older. Many of them won’t have the money to live in an assisted living or retirement care facility. That’s leading to a push, by even senior citizens themselves, to allow the elderly to age in their own homes. CCTV America’s Kate Fisher filed this report Washington.

US community-based org wants to care for elderly at home

By 2030, one fifth of the total U.S. population is projected to be age 65 or older. Many of them won't have the money to live in an assisted living or retirement care facility. That's leading to a push, by even senior citizens themselves, to allow the elderly to age in their own homes.CCTV America's Kate Fisher filed this report Washington.

More details:

  • By 2050, some 84 million Americans will be age 65 or older.
  • U.S. President Barack Obama to hold a White House conference on aging to set policies and priorities for an aging U.S.