Aug 28, 2017
The average American's likelihood of using a nursing home is much greater than previous research has suggested. Among people age 57 to 61, 56 percent will stay in a nursing home at least one night in their lifetime.
RAND research on population and aging analyzes demographic and immigration trends and explores a range of issues, from family planning to religion to discrimination. RAND also studies vulnerable populations—such as the elderly and the poor—analyzing retirement and other aspects of financial decisionmaking, welfare, and end-of-life issues.