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Aging Services Leadership

Aging Services Leadership (ASL) assists individuals interested in gaining knowledge pertaining to aging, eldercare, and gerontology.

The Department of Health Professions offers a certificate and minor in Aging Services Leadership. We have online and hybrid options available! Please click the correlating program tabs to the left to learn more.

Here are some important facts from LeadingAge:

  • 28,900 Assisted Living Centers Nationwide
  • Adult Day Services growing 5.5%/year
  • Through 2026, the projected growth of jobs in healthcare settings is at 18%. But, the demand for home health and personal care aides will far outpace the sector’s growth, with an increase of 41% to more than 4 million jobs.
  • Life Plan Communities (CCRCs) and Nursing Homes are expanding service offerings, which translates to more jobs.
  • PACE programs are expanding rapidly nationwide at a rate of 12%/year.

The Colorado chapter of LeadingAge provides some key data relevant to the growing need for assistance and the importance of Aging Services Leadership itself:

  • The population of aduls age 65 and older will increase from 47.8 million in 2015 to 88 million in 2050.
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimated that nearly 70% of people who reach the age of 65 will ultimately need some form of long-term services and supports (LTSS).
  • By 2035, the number of older households with disability will increase by 76% to reach 31.2 million.
  • The US will need 2.5 million LTSS workers by 2030 to keep up with the growth of America's aging population.

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