“Older Americans 2020: Key Indicators of Well-Being”

Older Americans 2020: Key Indicators of Well-Being,” AgingStats.gov


Quote:  “This report provides the latest data on the 40 key indicators selected by the Forum to portray aspects of the lives of older Americans and their families. It is divided into six subject areas: population, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors, health care, and environment. Download the Full 2020 Report (PDF)


LTC Comment:    Generally a good source for aging stats, but this quote from page 52 is false: “In 2017, about 44 percent of long-term care facility costs for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over were covered by Medicaid; another 51 percent of these costs were paid out of pocket.” Private out-of-pocket LTC facility costs are much lower than half, closer to 10%. See “LTC Bullet: So What If the Government Pays for Most LTC, 2018 Data Update” and Medicaid and Long-Term Care, p.49ff.