Long-Term Care Awareness and Planning: What Do Americans Want?. LTSS Concerns and Actions

07/30/2015


Main Concerns About LTC

Concerns   % Very/Somewhat Concerned  
Source: RTI International Analysis of the 2014 Survey of Long-Term Care Planning and Awareness.
Losing independence 90.6
Being a burden on family 83.5
Losing control/choice over LTC 83.3
Being unable to afford high quality care 82.0
Using up savings/income 81.1
Becoming poor/relying on Medicaid 78.9
Being unable to depend on family/friends   65.3

Number of Concerns About LTC

Number of Concerns About LTC

Source: RTI International Analysis of the 2014 Survey of Long-Term Care Planning and Awareness.


Talking About LTC

Talking About LTC

Source: RTI International Analysis of the 2014 Survey of Long-Term Care Planning and Awareness.


Preferred Actions if Need LTC

If you became disabled, how willing would you be to do the following?   % Very Willing/Somewhat Willing
Source: RTI International Analysis of the 2014 Survey of Long-Term Care Planning and Awareness.
Make home modifications 82.3
Rely on spouse/family/friend 75.0
Have family/friend move in 69.7
Attend adult day care 66.1
Hire aide or agency for care 64.0
Move into assisted living facility 62.4
Hire live-in caregiver 57.4
Move in with children/family/friend 48.5
Use value in home to pay for LTC 43.6
Move into nursing home 28.6

Willingness to Use Home Equity Among Homeowners

  Very Willing/Somewhat Willing
N = 5,391
Percent (%)
Source: RTI International Analysis of the 2014 Survey of Long-Term Care Planning and Awareness.
Total 43.6
Children
   None
   None within 10 miles
   One or more within 10 miles
 
50.3
41.3
41.9
Marital Status
   Married
   Unmarried
 
42.1
47.7
Household Savings and Assets
   No assets
   Less than $100,000
   Greater than or equal to $100,000  
 
32.7
42.1
46.9

 

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