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

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"Programs are being cut to provide short-term savings, and the reality is that many of these people will end up in emergency rooms, the least person-centered and most costly form of care," Chernof said. "We should instead be restructuring programs to meet the emerging need of a more sustainable network of home- and community-based care."

SPOTLIGHT: Latino Voter Perspectives on Long-Term Care In this poll, Latino voters expressed particular concern about access and affordability of long-term care services. Findings show:

  • 88 percent of Latinos could not afford more than three months of nursing home care, and 78 percent could not afford more than three months of part-time in-home care.
  • 84 percent are much more likely than others to have said they worry about making ends meet.
  • Latinos were more likely than whites, Asians and African Americans to say that they have cut back on saving for retirement (52 percent).

Poll results are available on the SCAN Foundation's website or at the website of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.


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