The newest version of a report periodically published by the N4A and MetLife Foundation entitled “The Maturing of America” compares in-home support services for older adults to those offered in 2006, when the previous edition of this study was published. According to the report, the U.S. has seen “significant growth in the provision of in-home support services for older adults … This change responds to older individuals’ desire to remain in their homes and communities as long as possible, rather than being forced into institutional care.” In the 2006 version of this report, one of the top-three “challenges in meeting the needs of planning for older adults” was “financial issues. This problem is now not only the nation’s top such consideration, but rather tellingly from an economic perspective, it also has been renamed “Financial Issues/Funding Shortages.”To read the whole report you can go to Maturing of America
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