The $92,378 Question: How High Can the Cost of Long-Term Services and Supports Go?

Alvin and Sharon lived in Chicago and were frugal people who worked hard all their lives. This fiscal dedication allowed them to live on their two monthly Social Security checks, his modest pension and some modest investments. Alvin and Sharon were able to pay their bills and enjoy simple luxuries — that is, until the out-of-pocket expenses of long-term care for Alvin began to drain what they worked a lifetime to save. In the process of searching for services and supports, …

Aging and Disability Resource Centers: Scorecard Highlights the Need for Information and Access to Services

Most Americans will eventually need services to help them live independently, either as consumers or as caregivers providing support to family and friends. However, many of them do not know where to turn for help or how to pay for these services. That’s a major reason Aging and Disability Resource Centers – referred to as ADRCs – are critically important to help them find the services they need. ADRCs offer a “single point of entry” for clients and families to …