Public Service Announcement: Are you struggling to pay for long-term care?

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Brooke Day had to leave her job as an apartment building concierge when her mother, Denise Day, 61, had a stroke and needed care. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Astrid Riecken.

The New York Times and Kaiser Health News are looking into whether Americans are having trouble finding enough help as they or their loved ones age.

As Americans live longer, it is increasingly difficult and expensive to ensure that older people receive the medical and personal help they need, whether at home or in a care facility. That includes assistance with getting up and about, bathing and taking medications. Likewise, older people with dementia or other cognitive issues need help.

Are you receiving support with everyday living from family members, friends, nurses or aides? Are you providing support yourself? Paying for it to help someone else?

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