The policy director for the AARP says “Baby Boomers” have already changed the face of elder care because of their demands on behalf of their parents, and he expects more changes ahead as the Baby Boomers themselves face such issues. John Rother of the AARP says “Boomers” have higher expectations and won’t settle for inadequate or poor quality services from government and private sector businesses that cater to the elderly. Rother says it’s time for more services that support “independent” living. Rother says with the aging Baby Boom generation, there will be a lot more seniors in America and now is the time to prepare. Rother says the Americans with Disabilities Act has laid some groundwork. Rother says the A-D-A has addressed “access” issues, making it easier for elderly people with canes or in wheelchairs get around, but he says the law hasn’t addressed “access” issues that’re connected to the kind of in-home care many seniors yearn for. Rother was in Iowa this past week to release an AARP survey which found two out of three Americans will be disabled at some point in their life..
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