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Poll finds two-thirds of California voters unprepared for costs of growing older
Date:8/16/2011

er in English and Spanish. Findings show that regardless of their political party affiliation or income level, voters have continuing aging-related concerns over the loss of independence (73 percent), losing memory or other mental abilities (70 percent), and worsening health (70 percent).

The costs associated with living with these potentially debilitating health conditions are high, yet Californians underestimate their potential need for support and services. Sixty-three percent predicted they would need help, but according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 70 percent of Americans over the age of 65 will need long-term care services at some point in their lives, and more than 40 percent will receive care in a nursing home for even a short period of time.

Among other findings, California voters age 40 and older:

Cannot afford services

A majority (66 percent) of respondents could not afford more than three months of nursing home care at an average cost of $6,000 per month in California. About four in ten (42 percent) could not afford a single month of care. Among Latino voters, 88 percent could not afford more than three months of nursing home care.

Do not have long-term care protection

Most respondents (85 percent) said they do not have long-term care insurance or are not sure whether they are covered for supportive services like in-home care.

Are facing stretched budgets

Six in ten (60 percent) said they are worried that their total family income will not be enough to meet their family's living expenses.

Have concerns that cross party lines, income levels

Seventy-one percent of Democrats, 64 percent of independents and 62 percent of Republicans and 61 percent of voters with household incomes over $75,000 are worried about paying for long-term care.

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Contact: Gwen Driscoll
gdriscoll@ucla.edu
310-794-0930
University of California - Los Angeles
Source:Eurekalert

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