Strategy A. Bridging Health Care with Home

Extent to Which Care Needs Are Met: Percent of adults age 18 or older with a self-identified difficulty who reported that services/assistance received “completely” met all their needs.


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About the Indicator

Master Plan for Aging Goal Two: Health Reimagined focuses on access to the services older adults and people with disabilities need to live at home and to optimize their health and quality of life. These services include help with handling routine and personal care needs. Routine needs refer to instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), such as everyday household chores, doing necessary business, shopping, or getting around for other purposes. Personal care needs refer to activities of daily living (ADLs), such as eating, bathing, dressing, or getting around inside your home. Older adults and people with disabilities experience adverse consequences resulting from unmet needs in handling routine and personal care activities. Information about the extent to which these needs are met, and for whom, can help inform policy decisions about how to improve access to services for older adults and people with disabilities.

This indicator provides data on the extent to which services received met the routine and personal care needs of adults age 18 or older who self-identify as having difficulties with concentrating, remembering, or making decisions; dressing or bathing; and/or doing errands alone. Four measures are available, based on whether the care recipient identified the services they received as meeting their needs “completely,” “mostly,” “somewhat,” or “not at all.”

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About the Data

To learn more about our data sources and methodologies, please see the Data Dashboard for Aging - About the Data Technical Guide.

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