Most Adults Believe They Won’t Need Extra Help as They Age


If you’re like most adults 40-65, you don’t think you’ll need any extra help as you age.

And if you’re like most adults, you believe the responsibility will fall to family.

Unfortunately, approximately 70 percent of people will need some type of long-term care and about 37 percent will need to be in a facility for some amount of time.

 

This blog is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your health or medical needs.

One thought on “Most Adults Believe They Won’t Need Extra Help as They Age

  1. mishunderstood February 15, 2015 / 12:43 pm

    Interesting article. Does old age pension not cover the cost of long term care in a nursing home in the U.S.? In Canada, “assisted living” facilities are not covered and quite expensive. However, once one is assessed and qualifies for a nursing home, their old age pension covers it almost completely. The main problem is extremely lengthy waiting lists.

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