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Getting ready for emergency room care for the elderly
Sacramento Bee

There is no dispute here – the elderly are coming and in unprecedented numbers.

Their arrival promises to have a lasting impact on California’s health system.

The state’s Department of Aging estimates that the 60-plus population is on course to have doubled between 1990 and 2020. The most frail of our residents – those 85 and older – will have tripled in 26 of the state’s 58 counties.

At some levels, state health officials and professionals are making ready.