Long Term Care for Aging Populations


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© 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Long-term care (LTC) includes a broad array of services provided to disabled persons at home, in nursing homes, and in assisted-living facilities. Information on demographic and health characteristics of the population receiving LTC services derives from special targeted surveys. The largest and longest-running survey of this type is the National Long-Term Care Survey, conducted six times during 1982-2004. This article presents summary estimates of the size, characteristics, and resource utilization of the LTC population in the US based on the 1999 NLTCS using the HIPAA disability criteria; estimated changes in disability prevalence rates during 1984-99 are also presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stallard, E

Published Date

  • October 6, 2016

Book Title

  • International Encyclopedia of Public Health

Start / End Page

  • 447 - 458

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780128036785

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/B978-0-12-803678-5.00256-3

Citation Source

  • Scopus