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Medicare Is Simple
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
1 in 3 Adults Have Not Planned for Long-Term Care Needs
The Associated Press recently published their 2016 Long-Term Care Poll on
attitudes and preparedness for long-term care. Here are some key findings from
·4 in 10 American
adults over age 40 expect to rely on Medicare to pay for their long-term care
·One-third say they
have done no planning at all for their own long-term care needs.
·More than three
quarters would prefer to receive care for themselves in their own home.
·67% would prefer for
their loved ones to receive care in a home setting.
·Half of older
Americans support government-administered long-term care insurance programs.
·72% support state paid
family leave programs to help Americans providing care to a loved one.