“As baby boomers enter or approach their own retirement, their parents need more support for their physical and cognitive needs. They are the first generation to live long enough to need widespread, yearslong care, and many haven’t planned for it, said David Robinson, a geriatric care manager in Thurston County. ‘It’s the rare person who decides they want to get ahead of change,’ Robinson said. But making a change before it’s a crisis is the goal, he said.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Sound advice but public policy in Washington State aims mostly at ameliorating the consequences of failing to plan rather than discouraging dependency on public LTC financing. No wonder they have a failure-to-plan crisis.
Boomers and their parents come face to face with need for support, care