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Aging Women and Long-Term Care: Truth and Consequences

Journal of Women & Aging

Author: Kinderknecht, C. H.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1989

Abstract:

As the primary givers & recipients of care, elderly & middle-aged women comprise the population segment most significantly affected by the long-term care issue. Demographic & social factors relating to this phenomenon are explored, & the benefits & shortfalls of the current long-term care payment sources are identified. Despite the recent financial protection afforded by Medicare "Catastrophic Coverage," financing (or directly providing) long-term care still remains the responsibility of the elderly & their families. Privately purchased long-term care insurance provides some protection to those who can afford it, but elderly women continue to constitute a group at high risk for devastation by long-term care needs & costs.


Further Details

Pages: 71-92
Volume: 1
Issue: 4
Accession Number: 13.5.03
Keywords: olderwomenlong-term careNorth America
Reads: 190
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