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Data by state on Americans 50-plus: health, financial security, housing, caregiving and more. Read
The Public Policy Institute’s Long-Term Care Team conducts research and policy analysis and brings together thought leaders to develop and advance AARP’s public policy agenda on long-term care issues.
Click below for reports on major long-term care topics. Use the PPI search box on the right for a more precise search.
The number of workers with eldercare responsibilities is on the rise. This fact sheet highlights research to better understand the impact of family caregiving on work, and how working caregivers can better manage their work and caregiving responsibilities. read
Addressing the needs of racially and ethnically diverse family caregivers can help reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and nursing home care, and improve transitions between care settings. This report finds many needs not being met. read
This paper calls for developing public and private solutions to ensure that workers with eldercare responsibilities receive equal employment opportunity and are protected from workplace discrimination. read
Health care reform offers new, meaningful supports to assist family and friends in their caregiving role. This fact sheet highlights selected provisions in the Affordable Care Act that address caregivers in health care and in long-term services and supports. read
This report estimates the economic value of family caregiving at $450 billion in 2009, up from $375 billion in 2007. The report also details the costs of providing family care, and provides policy recommendations to better support caregiving. read
This AARP Public Policy Institute Fact Sheet by AARP’s Enid Kassner describes home and community-based long-term services and supports: what they are, who receives them, where they are delivered, and how people pay for them. read
Adult Protective Services help older people who are victims of abuse or neglect. AARP’s Wendy Fox-Grage tells us calls to Adult Protective Services have increased since the recession began, but most states have either decreased, or at best, maintained their budgets for these services. read
States cut programs for older individuals and adults with physical disabilities as demand rose for publicly funded services. This new AARP 50-state study shows 31 states cut non-Medicaid programs in FY 2010, and 28 states expecting to cut these programs in FY 2011. read