What is the average length of time that you will receive paid long-term care?
This is another question that has been answered by the Department of Health and Human Services. They have found that 48 percent need the care for less than a year, and 19 percent require care for between one and two years.
The figure is 21 percent for the 2 to 5 year range, and 13 percent of people that need paid care require the assistance for more than five years. Clearly, the costs can be staggering if you need care for an extended period of time, and the expenses can be doubled for married couples.