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Across the States: Profiles of Long-Term Care 2004

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)

State Reports

To access a copy of this report for a single state, click on the state below (PDF, approximately 1.7MB).

Alabama Alaska Arizona
Arkansas California Colorado
Connecticut DC Delaware
Florida Georgia Hawaii
Idaho Illinois Indiana
Iowa Kansas Kentucky
Louisiana Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota
Mississippi Missouri Montana
Nebraska Nevada New Jersey
New Mexico New York New Hampshire
North Carolina North Dakota Ohio
Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania
Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota
Tennessee Texas Utah
Vermont Virginia Washington
West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

Written by Mary Jo Gibson, Steven R. Gregory, Ari N. Houser, and Wendy Fox-Grage, AARP Public Policy Institute
December 2004
©2004 AARP
May be copied only for noncommercial purposes and with attribution; permission required for all other purposes.
Public Policy Institute, AARP, 601 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20049

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