In 15 years, research shows that about one in four adults within the state of Colorado will be over the age of 60. The Strategic Planning Group on Aging in Colorado has recognized this drastic demographic shift, and is currently creating a comprehensive action plan that outlines how the state can come together to ensure the wellbeing and health of the senior population, as well as the economic future of the state.
One of the main issues highlighted by Strategic Planning Group on Aging in Colorado regard the growth of the retirement age group, and the stress it will put on the finances of these individuals, especially those in the middle and lower class. It will also indirectly affect the families of aging adults as they seek options for long-term care provided by nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home care agencies in Jefferson County. Public budgets, support services and programs such as Medicare will also be affected.
The Strategic Planning Group on Aging in Colorado is doing a number of things to combat the upcoming issues.
- The planning group is recruiting experts from all over the state of Colorado, as well as from many different research fields, to examine the financial impact on seniors, local and state businesses and long-term senior care companies.
- With a joint effort between businesses, governments and nonprofit groups, the strategic planning group hopes to create a plan that will examine the demographic shift and create viable solutions that benefit the aging population before problems arise.
- Education is a key part of the initiative, giving seniors access to the information they need to make smart decisions about their future, while also providing families of aging adults with information about options for long-term care, how to support senior parents and loved ones, and cost for such care services
As a trusted provider of live-in and hourly care in Jefferson County, we support the initiatives of the Strategic Planning Group on Aging in Colorado, and are happy to see the state take a proactive approach to ensure the safety, comfort and wellbeing of our aging population.
If you are a retiree in Colorado or are the family member of an aging loved one and are starting to plan for long-term care, reach out to Home Care Assistance today. Located in Jefferson County, CO, we are a trusted local provider of home care, offering flexible hourly and live-in schedules with no long-term contracts required. Call us at 303-987-5992 for more information or to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consultation.