In the United States, older adults over the age of 65 currently represent 16% of the population, and this is expected to increase to 25% by the year 2060. Globally, there were 703 million people over the age of 65 years in 2019 and the total number of older persons is projected to more than double to 1.5 billion in 2050. This reality highlights the need for an ‘Age-Friendly’ society that meets their complex health needs associated with the expected increase in the number and severity of comorbidities and chronic diseases. Krithika Srivats, leader of HGS’s Healthcare Clinical Practice, joins the Public Health Insight Podcast to share her knowledge and expertise about some of the promising practices of the Frailty Framework, the need to integrate an age-friendly approach into care management for the aging population, and the desire of older adults to age in place in their communities.
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