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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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Percent distribution of the dependent elderly, by living arrangement: 1985
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f3-hcfr-88-supp-007: Percent distribution of the dependent elderly, by living arrangement: 1985

Mentions: About 22 percent of the elderly long-term care population reside in nursing homes and other institutions (Figure 3). More than 40 percent of the dependent elderly residing in the community live with their spouse, and the remainder are almost evenly divided between those living with others and those living alone.


A perspective on long-term care for the elderly.

Scanlon WJ - Health Care Financ Rev (1988)

Percent distribution of the dependent elderly, by living arrangement: 1985
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f3-hcfr-88-supp-007: Percent distribution of the dependent elderly, by living arrangement: 1985
Mentions: About 22 percent of the elderly long-term care population reside in nursing homes and other institutions (Figure 3). More than 40 percent of the dependent elderly residing in the community live with their spouse, and the remainder are almost evenly divided between those living with others and those living alone.

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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