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The accelerating 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 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.

Reporters on the aging beat will want to follow how scientific and medical advances contribute to better health and longer lives for older adults in the years ahead.


New How I Did It

Cultivating sources on senior dental care

Patients’ frank accounts of pain and relief brought the issue home. See it now »

New Video

Mortality, hospital-izations and expenditures

Researcher explains study that found decreasing mortality, hospitalization in Medicare patients See it now »

New Resource

CMS: Patient care star ratings

Ratings are from patient assessments by the HHA and from Medicare claims submitted by HHA. See it now »

Support for this Core Topic provided by:
The John A. Hartford Foundation

Aging news — from Covering Health

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