The Financial Hardship Faced by Older Americans Needing Long-Term Services and Supports

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Article Publication Date: 
1/28/2019
Summary: 
This study analyzes the financial burden experienced by people who require long-term services and supports. The study analyzes medical and LTSS spending among older Medicare beneficiaries, particularly the costs of assistive devices and personal care. The results show that for medical services covered by Medicare, beneficiaries with a high need for long-term services spend more than $2,700 a year out of pocket on average, twice as high as those without such need.
Article Author: 
Willink, Amber; Davis, Karen; Mulcahy, John; Wolff, Jennifer L.; and Judith Kasper
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Populations: 
Aging/Older Adults
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Programs/Initiatives: 
N/A
Keywords: 
Long-Term Care

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