Friday, May 21, 2021
Long-Term Care in America: Americans Want to Age at Home covers recent poll results about long term care.
In the wake of a pandemic that was especially devastating for nursing homes, the vast majority of Americans want to age at home and want government action to help them do so, according to a new study from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Even as concerns about the safety of nursing homes decline as more and more COVID-19 vaccines are administered, 88% of Americans would prefer to receive any ongoing living assistance they need as they age at home or with loved ones. Just 12% want to receive care in a senior community or nursing home. With that objective of aging in place in mind, more than 6 in 10 support a variety of policies that would facilitate aging at home including a government-administered long-term care insurance program, similar to Medicare.
Here are three highlights from the poll
Three Things You Should Know About The Long Term Care Poll on Aging at Home
Among Americans Adults:
1) 88% would prefer to receive any ongoing living assistance they need as they age at
home or in a loved one’s home
2) 51% think Medicare should have a large responsibility for paying for ongoing living
assistance, and 49% expect to rely on it to pay for care they need as they age.
3) 53% have already received health care at home during the pandemic through telehealth
The full report is available here.
Thanks to Morris Klein for sending me the article.