NU Online News Service, Nov. 17, 2004, 4:59 p.m. EST
Spouses might be a long term care insurance agent’s best friends.[@@]
A unit of MetLife Inc., New York, has published data supporting that conclusion in a report on a survey of 1,000 U.S. residents over age 50 conducted in August by researchers at Mathew Greenwald & Associates, Washington.
The researchers found that spouses have much more pessimistic views about their husbands’ and wives’ ability to live alone than the husbands and wives have.
Most of the men and women surveyed believe they are prepared to live alone if their spouses die, and 83% of the men say their wives would be prepared to live alone.
But only 67% of the women surveyed said they thought their husbands were prepared to live alone.