Understanding Senior Care: What You Need to Know

Printable Fact Sheet: Understanding Senior Care in Minnesota Caring for our older loved ones is more than a responsibility – it’s a Minnesota value. SIXTY THOUSAND Minnesotans turn 65 this year, next year and every year through 2030. Soon, 25% of our adult population will be 65 or older. We must prepare so that today’s…

Understanding Senior Care: The Caregiver Shortage

Printable Fact Sheet: Understanding Senior Care in Minnesota Within a few years, one million Minnesotans will be 65 or older as 60,000 residents continue to turn 65 this year and every year through at least 2030. As our senior population grows in the years ahead, Minnesota will need an additional 25,000 caregivers over the next…

Understanding Senior Care: Community-Based Services

Printable Fact Sheet: Understanding Senior Care in Minnesota As Minnesota wrestles with the challenges of providing quality care to a soaring senior population, it is important to understand the variety of ways that senior care is paid for. Some seniors are able to pay for services and support out-of-pocket, while others may have long-term care…

Understanding Senior Care: The Rising Demand

Printable Fact Sheet: Understanding Senior Care in Minnesota While Minnesota’s overall population is projected to grow 8.6% over the next decade, its senior population will surge by 56%. This means we will need additional services and professional caregivers to provide the care and support our seniors will need. The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates that…

Understanding Senior Care: The Senior Boom

Printable Fact Sheet: Understanding Senior Care in Minnesota The United States is experiencing the largest population of seniors in its history, as the number of Americans 65 or older has increased 33% over the past decade. In Minnesota, more than one million residents will be 65 or older within a few years, which means the…

Accessibility matters for travelers of all ages

Airport restrooms. People consistently rank them as the very worst part of air travel. This is particularly true for older adults who may have difficulty standing in line, maneuvering their luggage in and out of narrow stalls, getting on and off toilets, reaching for toilet paper and faucets, and walking safely across slippery floors. But…

Life after caregiving: Helping former dementia caregivers re-enter life

Imagine waking up one day to find that the years you had committed to intensive caregiving for a family member are suddenly over. What do you do next? How do you focus your time and energy after so many long days caring for another? Those were the kinds of questions that Sheryl Fairbanks and Warren…

Transitioning to long-term care: How to start the conversation

When seniors get to stay in their communities, everyone benefits. Often, the best living options for seniors are those that allow them to age in their home for as long as possible, connected to their families, friends and neighbors. Sometimes, there comes a point when a senior living center is the best alternative for a…

Leaving a legacy in long-term care

When she was 16 years old, Diane Holicky began what would become a lifelong journey in long-term care. Her mother worked in the laundry department of a senior care center, and Diane worked there as an aide. “Unknown to me at the time, I was instantly transformed into a long-term care employee,” Diane said. “I…