|An excerpt from the infographic; be sure to see the whole thing!|
I like that this infographic mentions chronic conditions and multimorbidity, although it would be stronger if it included more information on just how common multimorbidity is (and the association with cost). I also very much like that the infographic mentions long-term care cost and the impact on family caregivers.
Now how to integrate life and care models? That's literally a trillion dollar question, and hopefully this graphic will spur people to keep thinking about it.
Last but not least, I would say to GW that perhaps we shouldn't frame the key question as "Can we afford to get older?"
Instead, we should ask ourselves: "How can we effectively and compassionately care for an aging population, at a cost we can all sustain?" This way we put the care before the money.]