The Scan Foundation: “Growing Demand for Long-Term Care in the U.S. (Updated),” 2012-06-01

ClarkeH6_The ClarkeSchool_DemographicsandLTC_Scan Foundation_Growing DemandThis fact sheet describes trends that contribute to the growing demand for long-term care among Americans. The Scan Foundation anticipates significant growth in the demand for long-term care based on U.S. population is also living longer, often with chronic illness and disabling conditions. It is estimated that the long-term care need will increase from 12 million today to 27 million in 2050.