At any age, health care is a priority. But when you retire, you should probably focus more on health care than ever before. This is especially true for women.
For adults aged 65 and over, and for adults aged 65-74 and 75-84, women were more likely than men to need help with personal care from other persons. Women also were more likely than men to have fair or poor health. That's why it's particularly important for women to factor in the cost of health care, including long-term care, as part of their retirement plan.