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CAPE FEAR MEMORIAL BRIDGE CLOSURE: UPDATES, RESOURCES, AND CONTEXT

Most Americans are 'Dying Broke'

A resident sits in a wheelchair in his room in a nursing home. (Stefanie Loos/AFP via Getty Images)
A resident sits in a wheelchair in his room in a nursing home. (Stefanie Loos/AFP via Getty Images)

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with KFF Health News senior correspondent Jordan Rau about why long-term care is out of reach for many older Americans and what to do about it.

Rau points out that federally-funded community organizations called ‘area agencies on aging’ can help people get information. Rau is co-author of an investigative series called “Dying Broke.”

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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