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How Neighborhoods Affect the Health and Well-Being of Older Americans
Population Reference Bureau, February 2017, 12 pp.
A growing body of research shows that living in disadvantaged neighborhoods--characterized by high poverty--is associated with weak social ties, problems accessing health care and other services, reduced physical activity, health problems, mobility limitations, and high stress. This report summarizes recent research on the association between neighborhood conditions and the health and well-being of older adults. more info >
Greater Minnesota: Refined and Revisited
Minnesota State Demographic Center, January 2017, 68 pp.
This report details demographic and economic characteristics of Minnesota's residents using a four-tiered definition of an area--urban, large town, small town, and rural--based on both population size and proximity to other communities. more info >
Older Americans: Key Indicators of Well-Being
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging Related Statistics, October 2016, 179 pp.
Biennial report that provides a comprehensive picture of older adults' health and well-being in the United States. It uses data from over a dozen national data sources to construct five broad indicators of well-being for older adults (population, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors and health care) and to monitor changes in these indicators over time. more info >
The Unmet Need for Care: Vulnerability Among Older Adults
Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire, April 2016, 6 pp.
This brief explores factors in the unmet need for care among older adults. Many older adults are frail, have difficulty meeting their daily needs, and do not have family members or friends to turn to in times of need. Unmarried individuals and those who live alone are more likely than others to need care but not receive it. more info >
Addressing the Health Needs of an Aging America: New Opportunities for Evidence-Based Policy Solutions
The Stern Center for Evidence-Based Policy, July 2015, 136 pp.
This study maps health policy recommendations for the aging to the body of research evidence. Researchers conducted a scoping study and policy scan to identify unique stakeholder policy recommendations and studies related to the health of the aging population. An expert panel then used these results to organize the information into 10 usable policy categories, presenting a comprehensive view of the best-available evidence and policy activity around healthcare for older adults. more info >
Caregiving in the United States 2015
National Alliance for Caregiving, July 2015, 87 pp.
This report provides detailed profiles of different subpopulations of family caregivers, including information on caregivers age 75 and older, higher hour caregivers, male and female caregivers, and multicultural caregivers. It also explores the challenges facing caregivers in the workplace. more info >