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The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics released a report called Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators of Well Being in August. Forum agencies periodically release reports on the state of older Americans.
The recent report draws on official statistics primarily from 2008-2009. The following categories are explored in the report: population, economics, health status, health risk and behaviors and health care.
10 Findings of the 2012 Older American’s Survey, by Tom Sightings, sites these items of interest from the report:
While this report explores only a snapshot from a specific pocket in time, there are a multitude of potential implications for aging services providers. Now we must consider how providers can utilize these and other data to better serve older adults and those who love them.