Long-Term Care: Perceptions, Experiences, and Attitudes among Americans 40 or Older

The U.S. population is aging rapidly, with projections that the population of those over age 65 will nearly double by the time the last baby boomers turn 65. … U.S. Department of Health and Human Services projections estimate that 70 percent of Americans who reach the age of 65 will need some form of long-term care in their lives for an average of three years.

With the aging population come important social and public policy questions about preparing for and providing quality long-term care. The Associated Press-NORC Center conducted a national survey of Americans 40 or older to contribute rigorous and highly relevant research to this policy issue. [cont. – PDF]

AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research