Long Term Outlook: Navigating the challenges and opportunities for LTC pharmacists

Apr 07, 2020

Long-term care is an often-overlooked part of the health care system, but evolving demographics in the United States have put a renewed focus on this segment, and the overall market is on the precipice of significant change. Life expectancy is rising and people are increasingly seeking care, such as skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, for either themselves or their aging parents. In fact, the baby-boom generation could spur a 50 percent increase in the number of American seniors (ages 65 and older) requiring long-term care in the next 10 years. That’s an estimated 1.9 million seniors by 2030. Moreover, families are now seeking out LTC facilities with hospice services in the interest of consistency and comfort for their loved ones. READ MORE