Link: AARP Research Report: A Balancing Act: State Long-Term Care Reform. The AARP Public Policy Institute recently published a research paper that looks at how the states have developed or revised their respective long-term care systems. The full-report can be download from the AARP website by following the above link and clicking on the "Full Report (PDF)" link. Also available on that page is a link to individual reports for each of the 50 states. The state-specific reports can be accessed by clicking on your state of choice on the map of the United States or by clicking on the text link towards the bottom of the page.
The Full Report contains a wealth of information including each of the state-specific reports. Therefore, if you download the full report you do not have to also download the different state reports that may interest you. I have to admit that I have not reviewed the Full Report with a fine tooth comb, but my cursory review has peaked my interest. As you have seen from my prior posts on this blog I view planning for long-term care as a major issue for many people. It is a fact that we are living longer and our life expectancy continues to increase. On top of that long-term care can be very expensive. For many people the cost of long-term care may be overwhelming when viewed relative to the size of their gross estate.