“Women outlive men but suffer long years of disability,” by Lisa Rapaport, Reuters

“Women may have a longer life expectancy than men, but they are spending more of their golden years living with disabilities, a U.S. study finds. …  After age 65, women consistently spent an estimated 30 percent of their remaining years with a disability. Men, on the other hand, started out spending 22 percent of their remaining years after 65 disabled and saw that decrease to 19 percent by the end of the study.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
More evidence “compression of morbidity” is not the LTC panacea predicted.

Women outlive men but suffer long years of disability

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