Over the years there have been studies regarding the trending and needs of this vulnerable group, and actual and potential solutions have been implemented to charter the course of care. Description of Elderly Population Elder population can be described as persons 65 years of age and older. In the United States, “approximately 79 million babies were born during the years of 1946 and 1964, a rise over the 1930s and early 1940s from an average of 2.3 to 2.8 million births per year, peaking in 1961 at 4.3 million births”. (W.H.O, 2010). The population trend was due to the large amount of persons born in the two decades after the World War 11, known to the world as “Baby-Boomers”.
The Baby Boomer generation is one of the largest generations in American history, because of the size of the generation the Baby Boomer will have a huge effect on Social Security in America. There were over 76 million people born into the Baby Boomer generation which consists of anyone that was born from 1946 through 1964. Crain (2006) states that the birth rate in the United States between the years 1955 to 1964 never fell under 4.0 million each year. Due to the size of the Baby Boomer generation they had one of the biggest impacts on the twentieth century’s culture and history. Baby boomers were positioned in a unique way for the growth of the American economy in the second half of the twentieth century.
HR400: Employment and Staffing | Employment and Staffing | Unit 1 Project | | Amy Johnson | 8/7/2012 | | According to United States of Department of Labor, over the next decade there will be some important changes to the demographic trends within the workforce. With a combination of the ups and downs of birthrates over the past 70 years and immigrates making up a sizable part of the population growth. One the biggest swifts are with the job market is the decline in the share of prime-age workers. The prime age group is considered 25-54 years old. Within this age group, we have more turning 55 then 25 coming up to this group.
Introduction The national expenditure levels in the United States have more than tripled over the last decade (US Census, 2011). Regardless of inconsistencies in national budgets, health care is still in high demand. Unfortunately, nearly half Americans cannot afford health care and are now forced to rely on Medicare and Medicaid. The generation of Baby Boomers, who was once the back bone for American Capitalism, is living with a growing health care crisis. Considering the age of the boomers, health care is essential.
[ (Gesell, 2010) ] The 78 million Baby Boomers in the workforce now have long been accustomed to being the biggest generation with the most cultural clout, but they will inevitably have to cede the workplace (and society) to the Millennials, who are entering the workforce en mass now, and will be hitting their mid-career stride as the Baby Boomer generation retires. Managing the interaction and transition between the influence of these two massive generations will largely fall to Generation X, which is by size a smaller generation, but is sandwiched between the two massive groups, and is the generation to that the Baby Boomers can better relate to, and the Millennials will look to as more experienced elders. In “Generations at Work” [ (Ron Zemke, 2013) ], the guiding principle for leading intergenerational groups is The Titanium Rule. It is a variation of the Golden Rule “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” The variation is a caveat that requires reflecting on the behavioral etiquette of an entire generation. The Titanium Rule is “Do unto others, keeping their preferences in mind”.
Today’s economic and political events define the types of trend(s) measured in modern society and how it affects human services (Thompson, 2000). According to the projections of the U.S. population, the population of persons age 65 and older is expected to more than double between 2012 and 2060, from 43.1 million to 92.0 million. The increase in the number of the "oldest old" - those 85 and older are projected to more than triple from 5.9 million to 18.2 million, reaching 4.3 percent of the total population. (Census Bureau 2012). This demographic will continually increase due to baby boomers entering their retirement years as well as the number of elderly living past the age of 85.
As a country, we are spending over $190 billion a year treating these diseases, diseases that could be prevented by increasing exercise and decreasing calories. The scariest fact is that one in three children under 18 are overweight or obese, a rate that has tripled since 1960. The fact that the obesity rates are so high shows that as a society we accept this lifestyle. We need to be proactive as a country, and stop accepting this lifestyle and work towards a healthier society. If this continues we will have a new generation of people that don’t outlive their parents.
Between 1945 and 1964 we had a baby boom in this country. Many, many babies were born (after World War II ended in 1945) and now these people are between 47 and 66. Now they're all just beginning to retire, and there's been millions and millions more people retiring in the near future (the next 20 years) than there were ever before. What does Social Security have to do with this? The government will have to pay Social Security benefits to these huge numbers of retirees with the money they collect from people who are working now.
Trends of the First Baby Boomers “Baby Boomer: a person who was born during the demographic Post–World War II baby boom between the years 1946 and 1964.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_boomers) The elevated birthrate, unparalleled in American history, added more than 50 million babies by the end of the 1950s. So you can imagine how that positively affected America during that time. I don’t think anybody realizes that the baby boomers continue to affect America today. Approximately 79 million babies were born during the Baby Boom and right about now they’re all turning the age where it is acceptable to retire. That is really giving the administration a run for its money.
There was an enormous increase in the birth rate, from 1947 to 1970, after the Second World War, this increased the population of countries such as Canada and the US(Canada’s Aging Population). The people born in this generation are called the baby boomer. What is interesting about baby boomer is that as they start to retire the population of seniors is expected to hit, “around 6.7 million in 2021, and around 9.2 million in 2041”( Canada’s Aging Population Pg. 9). Economists have also confirmed that these increases in the growth of the senior population will approximately account for fifty percent of Canadian population growth for the next 3 decades (Canada’s Aging Population).