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Long-Term Services & Supports, Long-Term Care

ASPE conducts research, analysis, and evaluation of policies related to the long-term care and personal assistance needs of people of all ages with chronic disabilities. ASPE’s work also highlights the financing, delivery, organization, and quality of long-term services and supports, including those supported or financed by private insurers, Medicaid, Medicare, and the Administration for Community Living (ACL). This includes assessing the interaction between health care, post-acute care, chronic care, long-term care, and supportive services needs of persons with disabilities across the age spectrum; determining service use and program participation patterns; and coordinating the development of long-term care data and policies that affect the characteristics, circumstances, and needs of people with long-term care needs, including older adults and people with disabilities. 

Most Older Adults Are Likely to Need and Use Long-Term Services and Supports

More than one-half of older adults, regardless of their lifetime earnings, are projected to experience serious LTSS needs and use some paid LTSS after turning 65. 

Older adults with limited lifetime earnings are more likely to develop serious LTSS needs than those with more earnings. 

However, fifty-six percent of older adults in the top lifetime earnings quintile receive some paid LTSS, and the likelihood of nursing home care does not vary much by lifetime earnings. Learn more.

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Community Services and Long-Term Care: Issues of Negligence and Liability

December 31, 1981
Agencies operating under the National Long-Term Care Channeling Demonstration program had complex assignments to assess the needs of older people requiring long-term care, to determine what services met such needs and to arrange for the delivery of services. Responsibility for a client was spread across several agencies, organizations, and individuals.

Working Papers on Long-Term Care

September 30, 1981
These Papers describe the current state of knowledge about long-term care in the U.S., and serve as a knowledge base for the difficult analytic tasks that lie ahead. They are based on the work of HHS's Task Force on Long-Term Care up to January 1981 and contain data that have not been available before.

Issues in Developing the Client Assessment Instrument for the National Long Term Care Channeling Demonstration

December 31, 1980
This preliminary report addresses a number of issues pertaining to the development of a combined research and clinical instrument for assessing the functional status of clients in the National Long-Term Care Channeling Demonstration.