Millions of Americans provide care and support to older adults
One in three people in America ages 18-39 provides unpaid care to an adult friend or relative. Another third of millennials believe they will provide this kind of support in the next five years. To help prepare, here are 10 things millennials should know.
In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses the complexity and cost burdens confronting older adults and family caregivers alike. Learn how public demand is driving innovators to generate real value in health care, and build a
The number of older Americans with complex care needs is projected to jump from 6 million to nearly 16 million in the next couple decades, creating different stresses on our health care system. In this
In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses California's 2017-2018 proposed budget and how scaling back on key components of the Coordinated Care Initiative diminishes the state's progress toward integrated care for high-need, high-cost older adults.
This policy brief summarizes findings from long-term care financing option research by the Urban Institute and Milliman, Inc., courtesy of Health Affairs.
People tend to be very satisfied with their long-term care providers when they start their care, but satisfaction decreases over time.
Perspectives: Caregiver Skills, Emotional Bond, and Safety Are Keys to Satisfaction with Long-Term Care
When it comes to aging with dignity and independence, the enduring dilemma of how people and society should pay for needed long-term care services often grabs the spotlight. But when money is not a primary focus, what are the most important elements to determine whether people are satisfied with the care they receive? The experts at LifePlans Inc. examined satisfaction with care over time for people who needed daily help and were getting it through a long-term care insurance benefit.
In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof reflects on the Foundation's presence at the 2012 American Society on Aging Conference and how improving long-term care in California will require the long-term strategies and dedication of a social movement.
We aim to transform the way people talk about the care needs that most of us will have as we grow older. Read Dr. Chernof's Perspectives on changing older Americans' thoughts on how to approach aging for themselves and with their loved ones.