Older Americans Act (OAA): More Should be Done to Measure the Extent of Unmet Need for Services
DIANE Publishing, Jun 1, 2011 - 101 pages
The OAA was enacted to help older adults remain in their homes and communities. In FY 2008, about 5% of the nation's adults 60 and over received key aging services through Title III of the OAA, incl. meals and home-based care. Studies project large increases in the number of adults who will be eligible for services in the future amid likely gov't. budget constraints. This report determined: (1) what is known about the need for home- and community-based services like those funded by OAA and the potential unmet need for these services; (2) how have agencies used their funds, including Recovery Act funds, to meet program objectives, and (3) how gov't. and local agencies measured need and unmet need. Charts and tables. A print on demand report.
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95 percent confidence ADL difficulties Administration on Aging African American Agencies on Aging agencies provided answers agencies responded Aging Local Agencies allocation Analysis of GAO AoA officials Area Agencies caregiver Characteristic Category community-based services compared to reference confidence interval cost sharing Current Population Survey delivered meals difficulties with daily factors fiscal year 2010 food insecure food stamps GAO Survey home-based Home-Delivered or Congregate IADL or ADL identify impairments logistic regression low-income older adults margin of error meals programs Medicaid million need and unmet need for transportation need services need transportation services number of older OAA Title Older Adults Age older adults received Older Americans Act Percent of agencies Percentage of Older percentage points poverty threshold Questions from GAO received congregate meals receiving home-delivered meals reference reference social isolation support services Survey of Area Title III programs Title III services U.S. Census Bureau Unadjusted odds ratios unmet need