For many in The united states, primarily people today in the middle course, old age is a each day wrestle to continue to keep up with standard functions. For some, the trials of dementia include to the emotional and fiscal burden for loved kinds and caregivers. Long-expression care alternatives — assisted living, residence care, or total-time household care — are high-priced, complicated, and generally insufficient.

Jordan Rau, KFF Wellness Information senior correspondent, moderated a Zoom party Dec. five about “Dying Broke,” an investigative venture undertaken with The New York Situations and Instances reporter Reed Abelson about America’s prolonged-term care disaster. Panelists shared their lived encounters of caregiving.

The celebration was hosted by KFF Overall health News and the John A. Hartford Basis.