AP-NORC Center releases new survey on long-term care

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National survey on long-term care: Expectations and reality

CHICAGO — The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research  has released the results of a major survey on long-term care in the United States. The study, the second on this topic done by AP-NORC, provides much-needed data on how Americans are, or are not, planning for long-term care as policy makers grapple with how to plan for and finance high-quality long-term care in the United States.

“Families are essential to providing long-term care so we wanted to explore their role further,” said Trevor Tompson, director of the AP-NORC Center. “We conducted the first study in 2013 to establish a baseline of knowledge about what older Americans think about long-term care. The new study expands on our earlier work to include information about who is providing and receiving care, how caregiving impacts family relationships, and which policy and quality measures Americans age 40 and older think would improve long-term care.”

The AP-NORC Center conducted 1,419 interviews with a nationally representative sample of adults who are at least 40 years old. Funding for the survey was provided by The SCAN Foundation.

For more information on the poll, read the full press release and the AP news story.

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