Infographic: A Short Look at Long-term Care for Seniors

Monday, September 16th, 2013
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

Under the ACA, there are provisions for states to expand Medicaid to help people receive long-term care (LTC) services. Still, as baby boomers age, the need for LTC increases.

Thirty-five percent of U.S. adults 40 years or older say they have set aside money for their long-term needs, according to a new infographic from the Journal of the American Medical Association. This infographic also includes information about the number of seniors who will need LTC, the role of Medicaid as the primary payor for LTC, the shifting of Medicaid spending from institutional-based care toward community-based care and more.

A Short Look at Long-term Care for Seniors

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