As the state charts the future course of long-term care services in its communities, this survey was undertaken to add a consumer perspective, and provide data about the needs and priorities for long-term care services of AARP members in North Dakota.
While well over half of those surveyed feel that long-term care services would be available to them if needed within a reasonable distance from their homes, the vast majority questions whether these services would be affordable. Most want to remain in their own homes as long as possible, even if it means contributing more to the cost of care, and feel that ensuring a broad range of long-term care options should be a clear priority for AARP.
For this survey, 1,349 AARP members in North Dakota were polled by mail during April 2002. The report was prepared by Anu Hyvarinen of AARP Knowledge Management. For more information, please, contact Anita Stowell-Ritter of AARP Knowledge Management at 202/434-6205. (14 pages)