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?


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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