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By 2030 there will be an estimated 2 to 3 million people living in ursing homes1 and 1.9 million more residing in assisted-living facilities in this country.2 Who will meet their needs?

 

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2. Kraditor K, et al. Facts and trends: the assisted living sourcebook. Washington, DC: National Center for Assisted Living; 2001. p. 41. http://www.ahca.org/research/alsourcebook2001.pdf. [Context Link]

 

3. Berman A, et al. Gerontological nursing content in baccalaureate nursing programs: comparison of findings from 1997 and 2003. J Prof Nurs 2005;21(5):268-75.

 

4. Alliance for Aging Research. Medical Never-Never Land: ten reasons why America is not ready for the coming age boom. Washington, DC: The Alliance; 2002. http://www.agingresearch.org/brochures/nevernever/nevernever.pdf.

 

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Nursing Counts, highlighting data that illustrate the value of nursing, appears in AJN as a periodic column and is provided by the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing, College of Nursing, New York University, http://www.hartfordign.org; hartford.ign@nyu.edu.