The Lasting Impacts of COVID-19 on Long-Term Care Expectations and Outcomes for High-Need Older Adults

Yulya Truskinovsky
Assistant Professor, Wayne State University

Co-Investigators

  • Emily Wiemers, Syracuse University

Abstract

Documenting changes related to the pandemic in long-term services and supports and family care is crucial in understanding the immediate impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable older adults and for establishing a nationally representative baseline to study longer-run effects.  This pilot project will use data from the Health and Retirement Study to examine the effect of the COVID-19 on long-term services and supports and care decisions among older adults who need help with at least two activities of daily living (ADLs) or with probable dementia (high need older adults). 

Outcomes

  • Truskinovsky, Yulya and Emily Wiemers. The Lasting Impacts of Covid-19 on Long-Term Care Expectations and Outcomes for High-Need Older Adults. Demography of Family Caregiving Network Meeting. May 2, 2022, Ann Arbor, MI.