“6.6% of those 65+ need help with ADLs, says CDC,” by Lois A. Bowers, McKnight’s Senior Living
“From January to September 2017, 6.6% of adults aged 65 or more years needed help with activities of daily living (also called personal care), according to data newly released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. . . . Comparing age groups from January to September 2017, however, adults aged 85 or more years were more than twice as likely as adults aged 75 to 84 to need help with personal care from other people — 21.6% versus 7.9% — and adults aged 85 or more years were more than six times as likely as adults aged 65 to 74 (3.2%) to need help with ADLs from other people. This finding was in keeping with the center’s recent surveys.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President Center for Long-Term Care Reform): It behooves LTCI producers to remind prospects and clients of this data—the need for long-term care increases with age, so get protection ASAP.