Mark Hager's blog
The article We have failed to prepare for our greying future and a million elderly will pay dearly is one of the most clearly articulated descriptions of the fate the growing aging population in Ireland could face in the coming years.
In it, Mr. Yates discusses his view of the current and near-future state of elder care. And, how he feels that will affect the 1,000,000 people that will be over age 65 in Ireland, between 2016 and 2046. According to Mr. Yates:
The greatest, medium-term challenge to our social system is how to adequately provide for the needs of 1,000,000 extra people over 65 between 2016 and 2046
It’s bleak. It’s unforgiving. And, in my opinion, it’s a pretty fair assessment.
You can go read it for yourself. I’ll wait.