The recently released Across the States 2018: Profiles of Long-Term Services and Supports, by Ari Houser, Wendy Fox-Grage, Kathleen Ujvari, of AARP’s Public Policy Institute, reveals four key trends in a compilation of state data and analysis on LTSS in each state.
These findings are as follows:
- The ages 85+ population—the cohort with the highest need for LTSS—is projected to triple (a 208 percent increase) between 2015 and 2050.
- This demographic shift will have a profound impact on family caregiving.
The older population is becoming more diverse.
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