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  1. Lupoli, Johanna BSN, RN
  2. Rizzo, Victoria M. CSW-R, PhD


There is a crisis in the healthcare workforce. Today there are 35 million Americans ages 65 or older, but in less than 10 years, 76 million baby boomers will begin turning 65. Thus, by 2011, at least one in every five persons in our country will be an "older adult" (U.S. Department of Commerce Census Bureau, 2000).