Long-term care for the elderly and disabled
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Long-term care for the elderly and disabled by United States. Congressional Budget Office.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English


  • Long-term care of the sick,
  • Older people -- Care -- United States.,
  • Older people -- Health and hygiene -- United States.,
  • People with disabilities -- United States

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SeriesBudget issue paper
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 62 p. ;
Number of Pages62
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14181442M

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Figure 3 shows the actual number of elderly persons with disabilities in five-year age cohorts. 10 One can see from Figure 3 that the actual number of disabled persons living in the community generally increases with age as well. For example, there were about , disabled elderly persons in the community between the ages of 65 but about , over the age of Caring for the Disabled Elderly analyzes the major options for reforming the way long-term care is financed. It first explores the potential market for private long-term care insurance and other pr. Long-term Care - OECD. LONG-TERM CARE FOR THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED The Congress of the United States Congressional Budget Office For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office Washington, D.C. - Price $

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