Center for the Future of Aging and COVID-19
Lessening the Impact
Older adults and those with underlying health conditions remain at greatest risk from COVID-19. The Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging is promoting evidence-based solutions and highlighting issues of importance to lessen the negative impact of COVID-19 on older adults and other at-risk populations.
Health professionals in New York, many of whom are retired, answered the call to support and relieve front-line health providers.
Americans living in 15,600 nursing homes in the United States are at high risk and particularly vulnerable to illness and death.
Percentage of caregiving in the US that comes from family members, friends, and other unpaid caregivers.
To support older adults and their families during this public health and financial crisis, the Center for the Future of Aging works to advance its mission by:
• Evaluating the impact of COVID-19 on access to health-care services; the long-term care workforce, financing, and delivery systems; social isolation; work and retirement security; and opportunities to enhance health and well-being across the lifespan.
• Elevating awareness by partnering with influential decision-makers and media leaders to change perceptions and improve the lives of all older adults, particularly at-risk populations such as those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias or experiencing housing and food insecurity.
• Advocating for change in the public and private sectors to keep older adults healthy, financially secure, and connected.
Building a Dementia-Capable Workforce amid COVID-19
To address the impact COVID-19 is having on people with dementia and their caregivers, this brief analyzes recent policy and funding updates and recommends steps to build a COVID-19-ready, dementia-capable workforce.Read the Brief
Center for the Future of Aging Advisory Board
Our Business Council and Academic and Policy Advisory Board is responding to the disparate impact of COVID-19 on older adults by formulating critical action steps to support health and well-being during this crisis.Meet the Board
Long-Term Care (LTC) Funding and Delivery Recommendations
Our landscape analysis examined the issues surrounding the LTC market, including pricing, data modeling, market forces, and players that will impact the future of LTC.Read the Brief