Crandall & Pera Law, LLC
Call 24/7 - Free Consultation
855-444-6651

Denial Over Need for Long-Term Medical Care

Americans underestimate their chances of needing long-term care, with two-thirds of people over 40 having done little to no planning, according to a new poll by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. 

Government figures show nearly 7 in 10 Americans will need long-term care - three years, on average - at some point after they reach 65, whether it's from a relative, a home heath aide, assisted living or a nursing home.

Although most people expect family to step up if they need long-term care, 6 in 10 of those polled haven't even talked with loved ones about the possibility and how they'd like it to work.

"The expectation that your family is going to be there when you need them often doesn't mean they understand the full extent of what the job of caregiving will be," said Susan Reinhard, a nurse who directs AARP's Public Policy Institute.

Nearly 60 percent of those surveyed also underestimated the cost of a nursing home, which averages more than $6,700 a month. Medicare does not pay for the most common types of long-term care, but 37 percent of those surveyed mistakenly think it will pay for a nursing home and even more expect it to cover a home health aide when that is only approved under certain conditions. Read the full story here:

Americans in denial about long-term care

As with medical malpractice, nobody ever expects that they will be the one who ends up needing long-term care. As a result, few people are appropriately planning for this possibility.

If you have been injured due to medical malpractice please call to investigate your matter fully. Crandall & Pera Law is available to help answer your questions and guide you in determining your next steps.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

The Respect And Dignity You Deserve

Our dedicated team of skilled trial attorneys and registered nurses have devoted their careers to seeking justice for clients just like YOU. Please reach out to us today at 855-444-6651 or via the Internet, we are only one call or email away. An initial consultation is free and comes without strings.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Locations

Cincinnati Office
36 East 7th St.
Suite 2610
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Toll Free: 855-444-6651
Cincinnati Law Office Map

Cleveland Office
850 Euclid Ave.
Suite 1122
Cleveland, OH 44114

Toll Free: 855-444-6651
Cleveland Law Office Map

Columbus Office
35 E. Gay St.
Suite 226
Columbus, OH 43215

Toll Free: 855-444-6651
Columbus Law Office Map

Cincinnati Office
1095 Nimitzview Dr.
Suite 403
Cincinnati, OH 45230

Toll Free: 855-444-6651
Cincinnati Law Office Map

Chesterland Office
12768 Chillicothe Rd.
Suite 210
Chesterland, OH 44026

Toll Free: 855-444-6651
Chesterland Law Office Map

Lexington Office
1900 Cambridge Dr.
Suite 101
Lexington, KY 40504

Toll Free: 855-444-6651
Lexington Law Office Map

Chagrin Falls Office
15 1/2 N. Franklin St.
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

Toll Free: 855-444-6651
Chagrin Falls Law Office Map