Langer Research Associates: Pathways to Progress In Planning for Long-Term Care
Americans age 40 and older plan too little, too late for their long-term care needs as they grow older. Survey research funded by The SCAN Foundation explores why this avoidance occurs – with useful conclusions for policymakers, practitioners and the public alike.
An in-depth analysis of national and California survey results finds that information is one key predictor of planning for long-term care. People who feel they know where to get information on aging issues are more apt than others, by double-digit margins, to have prepared for these needs, including setting aside money for ongoing living assistance, discussing their care preferences with loved ones, actually seeking out information on aging issues, creating an advance directive and purchasing long-term care insurance.