AP | NORC: Long-Term Care: Experiences of Hispanics in the United States

The AP-NORC Center takes a closer look at how Hispanics plan for long-term care

​The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, with funding from The SCAN Foundation, is undertaking a series of studies to assess the aging population’s personal experiences with long-term care in the United States. The second study in the series, released in May 2014, surveyed Americans age 40 or older and detailed who is providing and receiving long-term care, how caregiving impacts family relationships and personal experiences, and which policy measures are favored to improve the long-term care system.

In addition to understanding perceptions about long-term care at the national level, another objective of the 2014 study is to gain a better understanding of how Hispanics in the United States cope with the various aspects of aging and prepare for their own long-term care, and how their experiences compare with other Americans. Census projections indicate that the Hispanic population in the United States will more than double by the year 2060, far outpacing the growth of the non-Hispanic population. By 2060, Hispanics are expected to comprise about 21 percent of the U.S. population age 65 and older. 

Continue reading here: http://www.longtermcarepoll.org/Pages/Polls/long-term-care-experiences-of-hispanics-in-the-united-states.aspx?utm_source=12-3-14+%28AP%2FNORC%2C+McKnight%27s+Blog%2C+CHCS+Toolkit%29&utm_campaign=12-3-2014&utm_medium=email

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