History of Long Term Care

This section of ElderWeb is a comprehensive overview of how our long term care system has evolved by examining the events and decisions that changed the way that we have provided and paid for the care of our elderly over the years.

Be sure to look at the narratives and illustrations in the Appendix. Many photos and documents come from the wonderful Library of Congress American Memories collection. There are also graphs, tables, and charts of data like changes in life expectancy and long term care utilization.

Long Term Care Backwards and Forwards