Long-Term Care Financing
“People today live longer than their parents did, but they do so with more chronic illness and challenges influencing their ability to live independently.
We need to create and apply realistic solutions that protect older adults — as well as future generations — and enable them to thrive.”
– Bruce Chernof, MD
President and CEO
The SCAN Foundation
America's Long-Term Care Crisis
Half of Americans turning 65 today will one day need a high level of help with basic daily activities, like walking, eating, and bathing.
Many families struggle to best care for an older loved one with these challenges. It can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining.
The financial implications are profound.
Families cover more than half of long-term care costs through out-of-pocket spending.
It is a catastrophic financial risk that Americans find difficult to afford. Hear what Rita and Bernie have to say.
We're taking action!
Our long-term care (LTC) financing initiative supports policymakers and stakeholders who work to create affordable financing solutions for individuals, families, and state and federal governments.
What does this mean for older adults and their families? Our primary goal for older adults and their families is better care and greater financial security.
Join the discussion at #LTCFinancing.
What's the solution?
Providing quality care for individuals with complex care needs is one of the most pressing challenges facing the United States health care system. The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) has been developing policy solutions focused on how to finance and deliver quality care to people with complex care needs since 2013.
This report outlines a roadmap of policy solutions that can begin to tackle the barriers to financing and delivering high-quality, person- and family-centered, coordinated health and social services and supports.
Older adults face a significant risk of developing chronic health problems and becoming unable to perform basic tasks on their own. In 2011, 7.7 million adults ages 65 and older received help…
This report focuses on premiums expressed in 2015 dollars for individuals purchasing LTC insurance coverage and draws comparisons to premiums for policies commonly sold in the private market…
Under current policy, people needing long-term services and supports (LTSS) will cover roughly half of their paid care out of pocket. To show how policy changes could expand insurance’s role in financing…
Half of adults in the United States age 65 and older will need high levels of help with daily activities.
One in seven of all older Americans will need a high level of help with everyday activities for five or more years.
Women, who average two-and-a-half years of high-level needs, face greater costs.
This video by Anne Tumlinson Innovations describes the need for new long-term care (LTC) financing solutions and encourages all Americans to join the conversation.
Also, The Case for Financing Older America’s Long-Term Care Need resource is available for download and wide use.