Most Americans age 40 and older expect they will need care at some point.
Many older Americans have not saved for future long-term care and do not feel confident in their ability to pay for it in the future.
Most Americans age 40 and older expect to provide care to a loved one in the next five years.
Americans support policies like a government-administered long-term care insurance program and tax breaks for purchasing long-term care insurance.
Most of those age 40 and older have done little or no planning for their own long-term care needs. Planning increased from 2013 to 2015 but has decreased again in recent years.
Few feel prepared to provide long-term care to a loved one. Fewer older Americans today feel very or extremely prepared than in 2014.