June 12, 2014

Canada Unprepared for the Grey Tsunami

Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

Today, the average cost to the health-care system of someone aged 65-69 is roughly $6,700. For someone aged 80-84 the average cost is $15,000, and over 90 it is $26,000. Today, about 14 per cent of the population is over 65. By the end of the next decade that share will be about 26-27 per cent, or roughly double.

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TAGGED: Canada, Elderly, Seniors, Health Care

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