Who Needs Long-Term Care?

Senior Couple

10%: Percentage of Americans over age 65 who have Alzheimer's dementia.


33%: Percentage of Americans over age 85 who have Alzheimer's dementia.


64%: Percentage of Americans with Alzheimer's dementia who are women.


123%: Percentage increase in the number of people who died from Alzheimer's dementia, 2000-2015.


11%: Percentage decrease in the number of people who died from heart disease, 2000-2015.

In Florida alone in 2020, there were nearly 70,000 residents that had a stroke and another 64,000 living with Parkinson's disease. The facts are, long term care affects many individuals and their family members.

 

Rosalynn Carter, former first lady said it first and she said it best: "There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers."

Someone turning age 65 today has almost a 70% chance of needing some type of long-term care services and supports in their remaining years.

In Florida, in 2020, nearly 70,000 residents had a stroke. Source Data

47%: Estimated percentage of men 65 and older who will need long-term care during their lifetimes. 58%: Estimated percentage of women 65 and older who will need long-term care during their lifetimes. 2.5 years: Average number of years women will need long-term care. 1.5 years: Average number of years men will need long-term care.

22%: Percentage of individuals over 65 in the highest income quintile who will have a long-term care need of two years or longer.

31%: Percentage of individuals over 65 in the lowest income quintile who will have a long-term care need of two years or longer.

45%: Percentage of people requiring significant long-term care help (assistance with two or more activities of daily living) who are under age 65.8%: Percentage of people between the ages of 40 and 50 who will have a disability that will require long-term care services.