Long-term care is California’s biggest health crisis. Our state is not currently prepared to meet the needs of our population. Many seniors and people with disabilities live in poverty right now, and caregivers are few are far between— this will only worsen as more Baby Boomers retire each day.
- 1 in 5 seniors live in poverty
- 80% of long-term care for people with disabilities is provided at home
- 70% of Californians over the age of 65 need some form of long-term care
- 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day, more than doubling the number of seniors who will require long-term care by 2050
California must be able to provide long-term care for all who need it, regardless of income. This requires:
- meaningful policy that is created with diverse stakeholder input to make care affordable for all.
- Increased options and quality of care for seniors and people with disabilities
- Improved working conditions and increased training for caregivers
Read more about the Care Agenda here.