California Hispanics worry about long-term care

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Updated: 6/10 2:19 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new poll indicates that when it comes to planning for old age, Hispanics in California worry much more than whites about their ability to pay for care they may need and the prospect that they'll be left alone without family and friends.

Yet, Hispanics are also more reticent to discuss plans for long-term care with their families. Fewer than one in five California Hispanics have discussed with a loved one the type of living assistance they would want, compared with nearly half of whites.

Blanca Castro of the AARP said the poll's findings underscore the importance of early planning. She also advises people to work through a family doctor to get their parents or grandparents to plan.

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research conducted the poll.

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