How Has the Rising Cost of Long-Term Health Care Affected You?

Many older Americans in need of long-term care are struggling to afford assisted living facilities, home health aides or nursing homes. Inflation is making these services even more expensive than before. Reporters from The New York Times and Kaiser Health News want to hear from people who are under financial strain because of long-term care.

Have you or your relatives run out of money for long-term care? How are you coping financially and ensuring you or your loved ones get the necessary care?

How has inflation made it harder or impossible to afford long-term care? How have higher prices affected how much you or your family can spend on an older person who needs assistance?

Has an older person in your life had to leave a care facility or give up paid in-home care because of the rising costs or lack of funds? If so, how are you managing?

Please fill out the form below, and a reporter may contact you to follow up. We won’t publish any part of your submission without contacting you first.

Thank you for sharing your story with us! We may contact some respondents for a more in-depth conversation in the coming weeks.