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A perspective on long-term care for the elderly.

Scanlon WJ - Health Care Financ Rev (1988)

Bottom Line: Long-term care represents a significant burden to the approximately 7 million elderly in need, their families, and the Medicaid program.Future trends, especially the growth of the elderly population, are expected to affect significantly the provision of long-term care.The considerable uncertainty about how these trends may impact on long-term care is described, and the critical role social choice will play in shaping the future long-term care system is emphasized.

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Long-term care represents a significant burden to the approximately 7 million elderly in need, their families, and the Medicaid program. Concerns exist about access, quality, cost, and the distribution of the burden of care. In this article each area is discussed, highlighting the principal issues, identifying the unique aspects that pertain to long-term care, and exploring the implications for research and policy development. Future trends, especially the growth of the elderly population, are expected to affect significantly the provision of long-term care. The considerable uncertainty about how these trends may impact on long-term care is described, and the critical role social choice will play in shaping the future long-term care system is emphasized.

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Effect of age on the probability of having an IADL or ADL impairment: 1984-85
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Mentions: Simply being old does not imply a need for long-term care, as 76 percent of the elderly are fully independent. However, prevalence of long-term care need increases dramatically with age (Figure 2). For the young-elderly population, those between 65 and 69 years of age, 13 percent need some long-term care; among those 85 years of age or over, 55 percent require assistance.


A perspective on long-term care for the elderly.

Scanlon WJ - Health Care Financ Rev (1988)

Effect of age on the probability of having an IADL or ADL impairment: 1984-85
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f2-hcfr-88-supp-007: Effect of age on the probability of having an IADL or ADL impairment: 1984-85
Mentions: Simply being old does not imply a need for long-term care, as 76 percent of the elderly are fully independent. However, prevalence of long-term care need increases dramatically with age (Figure 2). For the young-elderly population, those between 65 and 69 years of age, 13 percent need some long-term care; among those 85 years of age or over, 55 percent require assistance.

Bottom Line: Long-term care represents a significant burden to the approximately 7 million elderly in need, their families, and the Medicaid program.Future trends, especially the growth of the elderly population, are expected to affect significantly the provision of long-term care.The considerable uncertainty about how these trends may impact on long-term care is described, and the critical role social choice will play in shaping the future long-term care system is emphasized.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT
Long-term care represents a significant burden to the approximately 7 million elderly in need, their families, and the Medicaid program. Concerns exist about access, quality, cost, and the distribution of the burden of care. In this article each area is discussed, highlighting the principal issues, identifying the unique aspects that pertain to long-term care, and exploring the implications for research and policy development. Future trends, especially the growth of the elderly population, are expected to affect significantly the provision of long-term care. The considerable uncertainty about how these trends may impact on long-term care is described, and the critical role social choice will play in shaping the future long-term care system is emphasized.

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Related in: MedlinePlus