“Arthritis: Long Term Pain May Require Long Term Care”

Arthritis: Long Term Pain May Require Long Term Care,” Advisor Magazine


“It’s true that arthritis can be the result of years of wear and tear; however, it’s not just the result of getting older. In fact, the average age of onset for arthritis is just 47 years old. While this number may come as a shock, it’s also true that arthritis is a condition that plagues more than 65% of our oldest Americans, especially women. … The Society of Actuaries stated in 2014 that 17% of female home care claims are due to arthritis, and it’s the second leading cause of assisted living claims, in both men and women, behind Alzheimer’s disease. According to Jesse Slome, executive director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, 10% of nursing home claimants receiving benefits are women diagnosed with arthritis.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):  A timely reminder there’s more to worry about than Alzheimer’s Disease for long-term care planning

Arthritis: Long Term Pain May Require Long Term Care