Long-Term Care

Long-Term Care Options in Florida: Their Availability by County Demographics

Originally published by the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities By Lori Gonzalez Abstract Older people express a preference for home and community-based care over skilled nursing, realizing that preference, however, is dependent upon having those options available. The present exploratory study uses publicly available data to understand if the geographic availability of long-term […]

Women and the Crisis of Care in the United States

Originally published in 2018 by Gender and Age: A Focus on Women By Larry Polivka Women are much more involved in long- term care (LTC) than men, as caregivers and care recipients. This is true in the formal system of paid care and in an “informal” system that relies upon unpaid caregiving by relatives and […]

The Changing Role of Non-Profit Organizations in the U.S. Long Term Care System

Originally published in 2019 by the Journal of Aging & Social Policy By Larry Polivka and LuMarie Polivka-West Abstract The American long-term care system has changed dramatically over the last several years as the need for care has increased steadily with the aging of the boomer generation. Arguably, the most important change has occurred in […]