“Approximately 20% of individuals aged 85 or more years in the United States need assistance with activities of daily living, according to newly released government data. Overall, 19.9% of members of this age group need help with activities such as eating, bathing, dressing or walking. More women (22.9%) than men (14.4%) need assistance. … Adults aged 85 or more years were more than twice as likely to need ADL assistance as were adults aged 75 to 84 years (6.9%), according to the findings, and they were more than six times more likely to need help with personal care as adults aged 65 to 74 (3.2%).”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Another LTCI wake-up call for boomers, who began turning 65 in 2011.
20% of those 85+ need ADL assistance