Challenges Facing Older Americans Focus of New Report
- By: USAging
- On: 06/22/2015 17:32:25
- In: USAging in the News
Difficulty accessing transportation, affordable housing and in-home services were among the top reasons older Americans contacted the Eldercare Locator in 2014 according to a new report: "2014 Eldercare Locator Data Report: A Snapshot of Older Adult Issues & Needs in America."
The data in the report, released for the first time publicly, was culled from over 270,000 requests for assistance received by the Locator, the only national information and referral resource to connect older adults and caregivers to services and supports across a wide spectrum of need.
Transportation is Top Need for Seniors Calling for Help (USA Today)
Older Americans Want Better Transportation Options (PBS-Next Avenue)