The Baby Boomers and Beyond: Understanding the Needs of the Aging Population
I N FO R M AT I O N S ES S I O N CO N T E N T
DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE S ENIOR P O P U L AT I O N
S ENIORS’ NEEDS
C O M M U N I C AT I O N T I P S
I N T E R G E N E R AT I O N A L P L A N N I N G
S TAT E O F O U R H E A LT H C A R E S Y S T E M
Spiritual End of Life
H OUSING - M ONTREAL Retirement Communities
$4,000 Assisted Living
Full Care – Public – co-pay by client
$1,600 Full Care - Private
D EMENTIA Severe impairment or loss of intellectual capacity and personality integration, due to the loss of or damage to neurons in the brain. It will affect oneâ€™s memory, judgment, decision making and relationship with others. Aphasia
M EMORY I M PA I R M E N T
QUICK REVIEW Housing and the maintenance of the home environment is expensive and unpredictable. Decision making, judgment and comprehension can be impaired. Physical health can be costly and government support may not provide for all needs.
QUICK REVIEW Legal protection through prevention is key to financial security. Mental health can influence engagement and decision making. A personâ€™s spiritual connection and grief process can influence decision making and determine values .
L ONG T ERM S USTAINABILITY N UMBER OF PERSONS 1 5 - 6 4 YEARS FOR EACH PERSON 6 5 + YEARS 9
By 2056 only 2.2 working persons for each person 65+
5 4 3
Potentially less people entering the workforce
S TAT I S T I C S C A N A D A , “ C A N A D I A N D E M O G R A P H I C S
G L AN C E ”, J AN UARY 2 0 0 8
U NPREDIC TABLE C OSTS - H IGH L EVEL C ASE S CENARIO Services required
Covered by Govn’t
Hours paid by client
Laundry House cleaning
Total per month
RBC, “Long Term Care in Quebec”, 2009
Cost to client Monthly cost per hour to client
I NSURANCE N EEDS
Long Term Care
QUICK REVIEW Longer retirement, reduced governmental support and higher costs for living. Living benefits insurance cannot be ignored for long term security.
Consideration of ALL aspects of aging must be considered.
QUICK REVIEW Rid the elephant from the room Consider barriers and outside influences on your communication and relationship.
Consider alternative ways to introduce topics of importance.
I NTERGENERATIONAL P LANNING
Parents and children will face this challenge Working together now reduces crises Involving others will help you and your family be prepared
W HAT DO I DO NOW ? Process
S TEPHANIE E RICKSON , MSW, PSW STEPHANIE @ ERICKSONRESOURCE . COM WWW. ERICKSONRESOURCE . COM 514-795-7377