Adults poorly planning for long-term care needs, surveys find

It’s been known for some time that adults in the United States fail to prepare for their long-term care costs and needs. Two new industry surveys reinforce that.

One of them, from Cross Country Workforce Solutions Group, found while most people aged 50-79 years old would prefer at-home care as they age, 91% of respondents have not proactively researched the care they may need as they grow older. And 34% have not thought about their care needs. Moreover, 80% of survey respondents have not heard of existing managed-at-home care programs, such as Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and Living Independence for the Elderly (LIFE). Cross Country Workforce Solutions Group is a division of Cross Country Healthcare, a workforce solutions tech-enabled talent platform and staffing, recruitment and advisory firm.

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