Nebraskans are getting older. By the year 2030, over 375,000 residents – 21 percent of the population - will be age 65 or older. Our state must begin preparing now for that reality with a long-term care system that supports family caregivers and offers adequate in-home services and supports.
Seventy percent of adults age 65 plus will need long-term care services at some point in their lives. According to a new AARP survey regarding long-term care and caregiving issues, AARP members age 50 and older in Nebraska want to be able to stay in their homes when faced with the need for long-term care services.
Key findings include:
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