Study warns of aging Baby Boomer impact

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The aging of the Baby Boomers will have a profound effect on the health care system in the United States, and the country is not prepared to meet the coming challenges, a new study released Wednesday concludes.

The Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University at Albany’s School of Public Health said the current nursing shortage of 6 percent will jump to a 29 percent shortage by 2020. The center also found a serious and persistent shortage in health care professionals who specialize in the treatment of geriatric patients.

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