The elder population in America is growing. According to the Indiana Adult Guardianship Task Force, persons 65 years and older will outnumber children under the age of fifteen by 2035. Through medical advancements and easy access to healthcare, Americans are living longer than ever before, and spending a larger portion of their life as a senior adult.
And as this population ages, the need for guardianship services for them will grow.
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