Editor’s note: This quiz is part of a year-long project about aging well, planning for the changes that aging brings and shaping how society thinks about aging.
America is experiencing an aging boom, with 10,000 people turning 65 every day.
By 2030, seniors will make up 19 percent of the U.S. population, meaning more of us will experience the physical and cognitive changes that go along with living a long life.
Seventy percent of those over age 65 will need some type of help in daily living for an average of three years, yet few of us know what that help will look like, how much it costs or how to even talk about what we’ll need.
This Next Avenue quiz is meant to test and teach about the care costs and concepts we need to consider now to help our parents, and later, for us.