Long-Term Care Statistics
Most persons in need of long-term care are elderly.
13 million people were using long-term care services in 2000, when the older population was about 35 million.
The older population in 2030 is projected to be twice as large, growing to 71.5 million.
Between 2000 and 2040 the number of older adults with disabilities will more than double.
By 2050, the number using paid long-term care services in any setting will reach 27 million.
Of the older population… More