“U.S. adults aged 85 or more years are approximately three times as likely to need assistance with activities of daily living as are adults aged 75 to 84 and are six times as likely to require help as those aged 65 to 74, according to newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Key takeaway: boomers start turning 85 in 2031, about the time Social Security and Medicare run out of IOUs in their “trust funds.” Our window of opportunity to prepare for the age wave is rapidly closing.
CDC: Those 85+ are six times as likely to need ADL help than those aged 65 to 74