Aging Well

Long-Term Care in America

The Associated Press-National Opinion Research Center (NORC) for Public Affairs Research conducted a follow-up study to the 2013 survey regarding Americans’ understanding and attitudes about long-term care. The earlier research has shown that most people n the Boomer and Beyond cohort are expecting their families to take care of them as they age and that few people are ware of the true costs of long-term care. The current study shows that this has not changed significantly.

The researchers at the AP-NORC Center, with funding from the SCAN Foundation, interviewed 1,419 people age 40 and over. A key finding was that a majority of Americans over 40 have personal experience with the long-term care system, whether by acting as caregivers, financing care, or receiving care themselves, providing financing, or receiving care.
In order to produce new and actionable data about the aging population to inform the national dialogue surrounding long-term care issues, the AP-NORC Center, with funding from The SCAN Foundation, conducted 1,419 interviews with a nationally representative sample of adults age 40 and over.
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