Optimal Care for Elderly in TransitionÃ¢ÂÂ¦Lessons Learned
Annemarie De Vos*
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
- *Corresponding Author:
- Annemarie De Vos
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Institute of Health Policy and Management
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 24, 2017; Accepted date: February 03, 2017; Published date: February 05, 2017
Citation: De Vos A (2017) Optimal Care for Elderly in Transition…Lessons Learned. J Gerontol Geriatr Res 6:392. doi: 10.4172/2167-7182.1000392
Copyright: © 2017 De Vos A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The elderly population in the Netherlands is expected to increase from 2.5 million in 2010 to 4.1 million in 2030. Of these, a quarter is frail. Since the proportion of older elderly is expected to increase more dramatically from 2025 onwards, demographic analyses predict that the number of frail elderly will increase more rapidly than the number of elderly of 65 years and over. In 2030 we expect to have just over 1,000,000 frail elderly.