Double-Edged Sword of Long-Term Care for Women

“Most Americans over the age of 65 will need long-term care. But long-term care is a double-edged sword that particularly affects women. As caregivers, women are more stressed than male caregivers, less likely to be employed than male caregivers, and spend as much as 50% more time in caregiving than men.”

“Since there has been increased focus over the last decade on helping women specifically with their financial goals, Shawn Britt, technical director for the advanced consulting group at Nationwide Retirement Institute, examined in a blog post from Nationwide what has changed with the state of long-term care, and what changes have occurred that could affect women planning for retirement.”

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