COLUMN: Health Talk & You: The failure of long-term care
The failure of our long-term care system is America's best-kept embarrassing secret.
Almost every adult in this country will either enter a nursing home or have a parent or other relative who does. Demographic studies suggest that 40 percent of all adults who live to age 65 will enter a nursing home before they die. Even more will use some other form of long-term care.
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