10 Things You Should Know About Aging with Dignity and Independence

This guide offers pointers that everyone should know about the cost and access realities of daily assistance, and is one in a series of 6 publications in the "10 Things You Should Know" series..

Caregiving, Home and Community-Based Services

Aging with dignity and independence is the ability to live life to its fullest in the place you call home, regardless of age, illness, or disability. The largest generation in American history - baby boomers - has begun to turn 65. Twenty years from now this age group will double, reaching nearly 20 percent of the population. The American senior of tomorrow will be better educated, experience lower levels of poverty, live in a more diverse society and have a longer life expectancy   than previous generations. On the flip side, we will also live with more illnesses and have fewer loved ones to help support us as we grow older. A better system of care will ensure that all Americans can age with dignity and independence in the place we call home.