Action Required To Meet Baby Boomer Needs, Editorial Says
"The baby boom generation begins to turn 65 this year, [and] most of the elderly eventually need some assistance to perform basic activities of daily living," a Sacramento Bee editorial states. The Bee cites a Legislative Analyst's Office report that states that nearly 66% of spending in Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program, is related to care for the elderly and disabled. "In the future, long-term care insurance has to play a more significant role in the financing of home care and nursing home services," the editorial concludes.
- "Is State Ready for a Wave of Elder Boomers?" (Sacramento Bee, 1/3).