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Long-Term Care and Women - The Future

Medicine EncyclopediaAging Healthy - Part 3Long-Term Care and Women - High Costs Of Long-term Care, The Challenges Of Caregiving, The Future

The future

Advances in public health and medical technology promise more productive and independent lives for all Americans in the future. Women, in particular, should benefit from potential breakthroughs in treating osteoporosis, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, and stroke. However, these advances may well push the cost of health care and long-term care even higher, which could limit access to services for many women. It is clear that the future will continue to present major challenges to women to stay healthy and independent as they age, to find the resources to assist them if they need long-term care services, and to balance the demands of caregiving with their own needs.



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