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Test Your Knowledge About Long-Term Care with AARP’s Long-Term Care Quiz

 

Bulletin Poll: Long-Term Care


Think about your financial situation a year ago. At that time, where did you expect to receive long-term care if you needed it? 

 

45-54   

55-64 

65+

Total   

At home and have an aide
for a few hours each day


47%

41%

37%

42%

At home and have a health professional

come to provide skilled services   

17%

11%

17%

15%

In an assisted living facility

7%

9%

6%

7%

In a nursing home

6%   

3%

3%

4%

Never thought about it / don’t know

22%   

35%

34%

29%





How have your expectations about where you would receive long-term care changed since the economic downturn? Are you more likely to live…

 

45-54 

55-64

65+

Total

At home and have an aide
for a few hours each day


52%

56%

39%

49%

At home and have a health professional
come to provide skilled services


23%

10%

20%

12%

In an assisted living facility


7%

8%

7%

7%

In a nursing home


9%

3%   

3%

5%

Never thought about it / don’t know

19%

22%

27%

22%





Think about your current financial situation, any insurance you might have, and any other financial resources at your disposal. Hypothetically speaking, how financially prepared do you feel you are if you suddenly required long-term care, starting right now and for an indefinite period of time? Do you feel…

 

45-54

55-64

65+

Prepared


45%

52%

56%

Not prepared


52%

45%

32%

Never thought about it / don’t know


2%

1%

9%

Survey of 1,051 adults age 45 and older conducted by ICR between April 2 and April 5, 2009.

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