Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

LTC Experience, Knowledge, and Awareness

Experience with LTC

Experience with LTC All Respondents (n = 15,298) %
Provided LTC to family member/friend 27,4
Currently Providing LTC to family member/ friend 25,7

Have you or has someone you know ever:

Have you or has someone you know ever: All Respondents (n = 15,298) %
required LTC because of a disability or illness? 52,8
received paid in-home care for ADLs? 31,3
been a resident in a nursing home/assisted living facility? 44,2

Knowledge of LTC

Knowledge of LTC % Correct
Average cost of a month of nursing home care 20,2
Average cost of 1 hour of home health aide care 15,3
Medicaid is the government program that pays the most for long-term care services in the U.S. 25,3
Average length of nursing home stay is less than 5 years 34,9

Familiarity with LTC Insurance Policies

Familiarity with LTC Insurance Policies % Correct
T/F: Monthly cost of a private LTC insurance policy first purchased at age 45 will be the same as the monthly cost of policy a first purchased at age 65. 66.7
T/F: In order to buy most private long-term care insurance policies, you usually need to be in good health. 41.0