Aging America Faces a Senior Care Crisis

As America’s population of seniors grows, affordable long-term care is increasingly hard to find. Nearly 70% of older adults will need long-term care services, according to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. Medicare doesn’t cover these services, and Medicaid often has long wait lists for at-home support, said Samara Scheckler, a research associate. “The cost of daily assistance at home is out of reach for most,” Scheckler said, “and so is assisted living, which bundles housing and care together.”

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