The American public is aging, and 70 percent of Americans over the age of 65 will require some form of long-term care, on average for three years. In spite of this stark reality, the majority of Americans are not prepared to shoulder the costs of long-term care needs. As a result of focus groups conducted nationally by The SCAN Foundation and four years of polling at both the state and national level, the Foundation has found that people are often afraid to think about aging, and as a result, are not having important conversations or taking steps to plan for future care needs- either for themselves or their loved ones.
To help with those important conversations and to pass along actionable information on aging, this series of videos produced by The SCAN Foundation, brings to life some of the tips shared in the Foundation's popular print series,"10 Things You Should Know About Aging with Dignity and Independence."
Here's a "10 Things Checklist" to follow along as you make your way though the videos. Each video is 60-seconds long, user-friendly and includes a simple call-to-action. Please share them with family, friends, and loved ones. Take one minute today to start planning for aging with dignity and independence.
70% Of People Over 65 Need An Average Of Three Years Of Long-Term Care
from The SCAN Foundation on Vimeo.