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Planning for Long-Term Care: A Survey of Midlife and Older Women

Women in our national survey have a basic understanding of long-term care and its costs, but most seem ill-prepared to pay for their own care if they need it.  While more than eight in ten women believe that one year of care in a private room in a nursing home is more expensive than four years of college, when asked about specific examples of care (i.e., a private room in a nursing home, a one-bedroom unit in an assisted living facility, and a home health aide), their estimates of national average costs vary widely. … Back to Article

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