“Older Americans Seek Meaning and New Experiences in Retirement Years,” Advisor Magazine
“In a new survey, nearly 70% of Americans ages 62 and older said physical health is most important to them as they age, followed in order by cognitive health (16%), social health (13%) and financial health (6%). While most are feeling good and being proactive to maintain or improve their health, nearly all are worried about ending up sick or hospitalized. To address this, most have made a change in recent years to make themselves feel healthier, with diet and exercise improvements being the top steps people are taking; and 56% say they are working to improve or maintain their mental health.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Ironically, terrible news for the long-term care crisis. Healthy people live longer, die slower, need more long-term care and cost a lot.