Ai-Jen Poo: Preparing for a Changing America

Ai-Jen Poo: Preparing for a Changing America

Ai-Jen Poo: Preparing for a Changing America

Are we prepared to care for the aging baby boomer population?

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In the years ahead, the country’s aging population will grow to become the largest in US history, says Caring Across Generations Co-Director Ai-Jen Poo. As that happens, the demand for long-term care will skyrocket. “Right now, if you’re aging or if you have a disability, your choices are really limited,” says Poo. “You can go and live in a nursing home or perhaps an assisted living facility, but we want to create more choices so that people can stay in their homes and in their communities, live independently in a context that they know, for as long as possible.”

Erin Schikowski

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