How Much Care Will You Need?
The duration and level of long-term care will vary from person to person and often change over time. Here are some statistics (all are “on average”) you should consider:
- Someone turning age 65 today has almost a 70 percent chance of needing some type of long-term care services and supports in their remaining years.
- Women need care longer (3.7 years) than men (2.2 years).
- One-third of today’s 65 year-olds may never need long-term care, but 20 percent will need it for longer than five years.
*Information on this site's long-term care webpages is from www.longtermcare.acl.gov.