The AHCJ has about 1,300 members.
“The aging of America, the most significant demographic trend of our time, has profound implications for health institutions, families, workplaces, communities, the economy, even the very concept of a normal life trajectory,” the creators of the page say in a topic overview.
“The health care implications are enormous, as seniors consume more medical care and account for a larger share of the nation’s health care spending than any other age group,” the site creators say. “Especially vulnerable are the ‘oldest old’ – people 85 and above, who tend to be more frail and have more significant medical needs. This group is expected to expand from 5.8 million people in 2010 to an estimated 19 million in 2050.”
What Your Peers Are Reading
Materials on the AHCJ’s site include a glossary, a collection of “key concepts,” tip sheets, and lists of links to collections of data and other aging-related resources.