We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: the centenarian population is on the rise, and between 2015 and 2050, we can expect to see it rise by 800 percent. People are living longer in a society that hasn’t prepared for the growing longevity rates. In order to be able to take care of these people, we need to make a more affordable system with a larger number of work task employees. Without anyone taking care of our aging country, how will we ever be able to accommodate them?
What the Future Holds for Centenarians
In order to make ends meet, many families rely on every family member working to provide an income for the house. As people begin to live longer, they lose their ability to work and eventually might require some sort of caregiver. Unfortunately, the salary for that job can be under $17,000, and a number like that doesn’t attract people to the profession. As our society grows and the population’s ages rise, here are some ideas to fix the system:
- Raise the wages of people who take care of seniors. It’s an important job that can’t be done by just anyone. If we raise their pay and add benefits, it might attract more people and keep our system moving along more smoothly.
- Since there aren’t many people who can do this job, we need to train a greater number of people to be able to handle such an important role.
- Collect data of those with high ages to see what needs to be done to improve their overall experience of life.
- Provide training programs to give caregivers the proper training and information needed to take care of the rising population of centenarians.
We Can Change the Current Trajectory
There’s no denying the fact that we need to change the system. Our facilities are not prepared for the centenarian population growth to rise by over 800 percent, and though the journey might start off rocky, we are sure that it can be conquered.
The 100 Year Lifestyle wants to set everyone up for a long, healthy, and happy life with no interruptions. We want to encourage people to remember that life doesn’t end at a certain age–you can still have fun and do all the things you used to do when you were younger.
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