This policy brief summarizes findings from the newly released long-term care financing option research by the Urban Institute and Milliman, Inc., courtesy of Health Affairs.
Greater costs for older women, who average 2-1/2 years of high-level need.
Half of U.S. reaching 65 will need high levels of costly help with daily activities.
Families pay >50% of costs for high-level needs that older Americans face.
1 in 7 of all older Americans will need a high level of help with everyday activities for 5+ years.
This year's Summit created space for thought-leaders to learn and dialogue with each other about critical windows of opportunity, and how best to transform California's LTSS System. Read Dr. Chernof's Perspectives on some key areas for system transformation that were discussed.