Poll Finds Nearly Half of California Voters 40 and Older Likely to Need Long-Term Care in Next Five Years

Nearly half of California voters say they will need long-term care for a close family member within the next five years but just as many also said they couldn’t afford even one month of nursing home care, according to a new poll from The SCAN Foundation and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The poll, now in its third year, found that Californians, regardless of political party or income level, also were struggling in the weak economy to save money for future long-term care expenses.