said by rfhar:
One reason why we fold.
Thanks for the link, Ron.
The human toll is immeasurable, but some of the costs cited are unbelievable:
Payments for health care, long-term care, and hospice care are expected to increase from $203 billion to $1.2 trillion by 2050 for patients ages 65 and older.--
Medicare costs for an older person with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia are nearly three times higher than for seniors without dementia. Medicaid payments are 19 times higher.
The stress on caregivers is estimated to result in the more than $9 billion in increased health care costs.
Things are more like they used to be than they are now.