In the year 2000, almost 10 million people needed some form of Long Term Care in the United States. Of this population, 3.6 million (37%) were under age 65 and 6 million (63%) were over age 65 (Roger & Komisar, 2003).
Almost 70% of people turning age 65 will need Long Term Care at some point in
their lives. Your path will be unique to you, and based on your preferences and
Many people think the phrase “Long Term Care” refers to an insurance policy.
While insurance may be part of your strategy, Long Term Care encompasses
everything from long-term services and supports and finances, to where you will
live and how you will navigate the myriad of legal, family, and social dynamics
along the way.