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Older Americans: Key indicators of well-being
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, October 2012, 200 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 >
Home alone: Family caregivers providing complex chronic care
AARP Public Policy Institute, October 2012, 50 pp.
The role of family caregivers has dramatically expanded to include performing medical/nursing tasks of the kind and complexity once provided only in hospitals. The key findings outlined in this report focus on the medical/nursing tasks that family caregivers performed and the general lack of training and support they received. more info >
2012 Twin Cities LGBT aging needs assessment survey report
PFund Foundation and Greater Twin Cities United Way, October 2012, 23 pp.
Results of a needs assessment of the health, well-being, and service needs among aging LGBT community members. more info >
Status of long-term care in Minnesota 2010: A report to the Minnesota Legislature
Continuing Care Administration, August 2010, 76 pp.
This report provides an update on the current status of the state’s long-term care system for older Minnesotans. It includes demographic trends; estimates of the need for long-term care among older persons in the state; and the status of home and community-based services, senior housing and nursing homes serving older persons. more info >
New realities of an older America: Challenges, changes and questions
Stanford Center on Longevity, August 2010, 84 pp.
More and more Americans are reaching old age, and older Americans make up an increasingly large share of the population. This report aims to increase awareness of this major demographic change and resulting challenges, and also to stimulate discussion about best practices and policies that suit this new reality. more info >
Living longer on less: The new economic (in)security of seniors
The Institute on Assets and Social Policy; Demos, December 2009, 28 pp.
This report examines the long-term economic security of seniors, depicts current trends and suggests policies promoting the enduring well-being of seniors. It uses the Senior Financial Stability Index (SFSI) to measure the long-term economic security of senior households throughout their retirement years. more info >