Rehabilitating the Elderly in Return to Work

  • Karen Jacobs
Part of the The Springer Series in Adult Development and Aging book series (SSAD)

Abstract

We are all aging. Through economic necessity or preference, many older Americans will remain in or reenter the workforce after the traditional age of retirement (see Figure 7-1). Consider these demographics: In the United States today, 11% of the working population, or 24 million people, have reached or passed the age of 65. In 40 years, this percentage is expected to increase to 18%. By the year 2050, 25% of the U.S. population will be in this age group.

Keywords

Injured Worker Personal Protective Equipment Back Injury Workplace Hazard Cumulative Trauma Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen Jacobs
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Occupational TherapyBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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