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Long-Term Care System: A Case Study

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There has been an extensive change in the U.S. demographics within last 50 years. According to Center for Health Workforce Studies (2006), in 2020, there will be about 54 million Americans above the age of 65 years as compared to 35 million in 2000. This number is expected to rise further at the rate of 12.5% to 20%, which means by 2050 every 1 in 5 American will be above 65 years (p. 2). This exhibits how baby boomer generation will have a significant impact on the current long-term care system.

Long-term care is defined as the continuum of services framed to support the needs of people with chronic health problems and physical limitations. With the growing baby boomer generation, the need for long-term care (LTC) services have escalated
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