According to a new study from The AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, the majority of U.S. adults would prefer to receive long-term care in their own homes instead of moving into a nursing facility or senior living community. But while nearly everyone wants to age in place, few actually have a plan to pay for in-home care services as they grow older.
Per the study results, the public believes Medicare, health insurance companies, and Medicaid should bear a large responsibility for the costs of long-term care.
Just last week, HCAOA submitted comments to the Senate Aging Committee on the proposed Home and Community-Based Services Access Act of 2021, which would require home and community-based services to be covered under Medicaid. You can read those comments here.
You can read the full results of the AP study here: https://www.longtermcarepoll.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/LTC_Report_AgingatHome_final.pdf