As Americans live longer, it is increasingly difficult and expensive to ensure that older people receive the medical and personal help they need, whether at home or in a care facility. That includes assistance with getting up and about, bathing and taking medications. Likewise, older people with dementia or other cognitive issues need help.

Are you receiving support with everyday living from family members, friends, nurses or aides? Are you providing support yourself? Paying for it to help someone else?

Reporters from The Times and Kaiser Health News are writing about the toll on families and individuals dealing with the costs of long-term care. We would like to hear about your experiences.

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