The sixth edition of the AARP Public Policy Institute's biennial databook tells a story - or rather 51 stories -- one for each state plus the District of Columbia. These long-term care stories are told primarily through numbers, graphs, charts, and maps, rather than through words. In order to assist states in preparing to meet the long-term care needs of their aging populations, Mary Jo Gibson, Steven Gregory, Ari Houser and Wendy Fox-Grage present a national overview of long-term care issues, followed by 51 state-specific profiles with the most current data available. These profiles, with 85 indicators for each state, provide a snapshot of each state's demographics, need for long-term care, long-term care services, and financing. Each state is compared with other states through state rankings and national averages. The book provides a wealth of information, including data on housing, nursing home quality, the supply of long-term care workers, and Medicaid spending on nursing homes and home and community-based services. (268 pages)
To access a copy of this report for a single state, click on the state below (PDF, approximately 1.7MB).
Written by Mary Jo Gibson, Steven R. Gregory, Ari N. Houser, and
Wendy Fox-Grage, AARP Public Policy Institute
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