Later-Life Household Wealth Before and After Disability Onset


To assess the financial impact on families of LTSS needs and the potential for families to set aside funds to cover future LTSS spending, this brief examines later-life household wealth before and after disability onset. We followed over time a large sample of older adults who did not have any functional limitations at baseline, comparing the distribution and composition of household wealth for those who did and did not develop severe disabilities, experience extended nursing home stays, and receive Medicaid-financed nursing home care.


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