Events

Research Rounds Presents Dr. Paula Carder
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 12:00pm

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
12pm - 1pm
Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU) 294

"We know our population is aging. But who cares?"

Paula Carder, PhD, Associate Professor, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health and the Institute on Aging

All baby boomers will be age 65 or older by 2030. This demographic shift has implications for individuals and societies. An estimated 42% of people who live beyond age 75 will need paid long-term care, such as an assisted living facility. Learn about current research conducted by the Institute on Aging for the Oregon Department of Human Services about the people who live in and work in assisted living, residential care, and memory care communities. For example, in 2017, nearly 21,000 adults resided in one of these 524 communities.  These communities employed 9,650 people, including nearly 6,500 care-related staff (e.g., licensed nurses, personal care assistants, social workers), over 500 administrators, and a variety of other staff types. The average monthly charge was $4,638 with memory care communities charging the most, at $5,620 per month on average, with some charging over $9,000 . These and other findings will be discussed as we consider who will care and how they care for our aging relatives, friends, and neighbors.