How Does Poverty Affect The Ageing Population
Poverty affects the ageing population in three significant ways:
First, because people are living longer, but resources are decreasing the elderly have fewer and fewer choices for finding help with finances and health related issues, which results in substandard medical care.
Second, inability to buy food that is nutritionally balanced makes the elderly health problems worse and potentially shorten their life expectancy.
Third, the living conditions of the elderly are substandard because they cannot afford better housing.