Long-Term Services and Supports: What are the Concerns and What are People Willing to Do?

09/01/2016

This issue brief examines concerns individuals have about becoming disabled and needing long-term services and supports (LTSS), how these concerns vary by household income and assets, what actions people are willing to take to address their LTSS needs, and how homeowners who are willing to use home equity to finance LTSS differ from those who are not willing.

This issue brief examines concerns individuals have about becoming disabled and needing LTSS, how these concerns vary by household income and assets, what actions people are willing to take to address their LTSS needs, and how homeowners who are willing to use home equity to finance LTSS differ from those who are not willing. It was authored by Angela M. Greene, Nga Thach, Joshua M. Wiener and Galina Khatutsky from RTI International. The authors gratefully acknowledge contributions of Judy Dey and Pam Dotty of ASPE/HHS. The views expressed in this brief are those of the authors and do not express the views of HHS or RTI International.

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