Planning for Long Term Care Before Boom (2006)
The Planning for Long Term Care Services Before the Boom project focused on the increasing attention being paid to the aging baby boomers. In 2031, the oldest baby boomers will turn age 85. By 2025 1 in 5 Kansans will be aged 65 and older. The current trends in long-term care services and the specific demographics of the baby boomers will influence the timing and intensity of the impact of these changes on long-term care services in Kansas. According to a report published by AARP (2002), national trends in long-term care are changing. These trends in long-term care and demographics are important factors that will influence future provision of long-term care services to older adults. Through this project CRADO examined the demographic trends identified in the AARP report that will effect the national baby boomer generation and applied them to Kansas in order to determine how conditions in Kansas may differ from what is expected nationally. This project was funded in part through a contract with KDADS and DCF.