Healthcare Expenditures

Pew report: US expectations for elder care are at odds with those in similar nations

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People in the United States are much more likely to say that seniors should be responsible for their own care, compared with people living in similar economies around the world, according to a recently released study from the Pew Research Center.

Spending for long-term care grew 3.1% in 2009, CMS report finds

Spending for long-term care grew 3.1% in 2009, CMS report finds

U.S. healthcare spending for freestanding nursing care facilities and continuing care retirement communities expanded by 3.1% in 2009 to $137 billion, according to a report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This represents a deceleration from growth of 5% in 2008.