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Facts About The Elderly Population and Nursing Home Negligence

  • In 2011, the elderly population increased to 41.4 million people aged 65 or older – an increase of 18% or 6.3 million since 2000.

  • In 2011, the elderly population (65+) made up 13.3% of the entire population.

  • By 2040, the elderly population (65+) is projected to reach 21% of the population.

  • In 2011, the elderly population (85+) was 5.7 million and by 2040, it is projected to reach 14.1 million.

  • In 2011, 1.3 million (3.6%) of the 65+ population resided in nursing homes. Of this 1.3 million: 1% were aged 65-74, 3% were aged 75-84 and 11% were aged 85+.

  • In 2011, Florida alone, housed 3,360,195 persons aged 65+, second only to California. That’s 17.6% of the entire state population and a 19.51% increase from 2000.

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