Most Californians say they couldn't pay for nursing home care

A new survey of Californians finds that most residents say they couldn't afford to pay for care in a nursing home for a family member.

Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Long-Term Care A Big Time Worry In California, Study Finds
It turns out Republicans and Democrats do have something they can agree on this election season -- they're worried about how to pay for long-term care when they or a family member can no longer live at home. A new poll released Wednesday by The SCAN Foundation and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research found that half of California voters say they'll need long-term care for a close family member in the next few years, but won't be able to afford it" (Varney, 9/13).

HealthyCal: Poll: Most Middle-Aged Voters Couldn't Afford Nursing Home Care
Nearly three-fourths of middle-aged Californian voters say they could not afford three months in a nursing home, and nearly half say they couldn't afford even a single month, according to a new poll released Thursday by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The poll, conducted by Lake Research Partners and Chesapeake Beach Consulting, surveyed 1,667 registered California voters age 40 and older in English and Spanish. The poll was funded by The SCAN Foundation (9/13).

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.orgThis article was reprinted from with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

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