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Aging baby boomers cause hospice industry to rethink its strategy

Posted by RHHAdmin on Jul 3, 2012 8:19:00 AM

With the baby boomers aging, many are concerned about what kind of effect it will have on the healthcare industry. The Associated Press reports one facet of the industry that is beginning to re-evaluate its services is hospice.

The news provider reports that the industry is trying to diversify what it does, so people can have a clearer conception of how hospice actually helps people.

"It's just not what we do. We come in and help people go golfing or go snowbird down to Florida, or go out to dinner several nights a week," Robin Stawasz, who works in the hospice industry, told the news provider. "We help them get to the casinos on weekends. This is not getting ready to die. This is living - living now, living tomorrow, making the best possible life with what you have."

It could make sense as to why elderly care services are changing their ways for the baby boomers. According to the Pew Research Center, baby boomers currently make up 26 percent of the total U.S. population.

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Topics: Hospice, Health News