New Mexico registered voters age 45 and older strongly support proposals to help family caregivers navigate the health care system on behalf of their loved ones. Specifically, New Mexico registered voters 45+ support:
- Requiring hospitals to explain and demonstrate medical and nursing tasks that family caregivers will need to perform after the patient returns home;
- Keeping a family caregiver informed of major decisions, like transferring or discharging the patient; and
- Requiring hospitals to record the name of a patient’s family caregiver upon admission.
The AARP 2014 New Mexico Caregiving Survey of Registered Voters Age 45 and Older was conducted as a telephone survey among registered voters age 45 or older in New Mexico, and included an oversample of registered voters age 45 and older who reside in a rural county. The interviews were conducted in English by Precision Opinion from September 26th to October 4th, 2014. When a language barrier was encountered, a call back was made in Spanish. The sample utilized a registered voter list. The data in this report have been weighted by age, gender, and geographic county of residence to reflect the New Mexico population of registered voters age 45 and older. For more information, contact Terri Guengerich at firstname.lastname@example.org.