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How to Help Retirees Stay in Their Homes
by Philip Moeller http://money.usnews.com
Helping people stay in their homes as they age has been a formal, if poorly understood, goal of U.S. aging policy for some time. Experts say it’s far cheaper than housing seniors in nursing homes and other institutions. And public surveys find that it’s also the overwhelming preference of 9 out of 10 seniors.
As much as we want to age in our own homes, however, the network of government, volunteer, and family caregiving resources needed to support older Americans with home senior care is able to meet only a fraction of the elder population’s needs. And with soaring numbers of older Americans, coupled with stressed government and philanthropic budgets, the scale of unmet needs is likely to rise sharply.
America’s resources for home-based seniors are coordinated chiefly by the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Support services are defined and delivered through a network of state
offices, some 630 local areas on aging districts, and thousands of connected local government and volunteer programs.
Still, according to a recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), there is no definitive picture of the home-based services America’s seniors are receiving or of their unmet needs.
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