Older Michigan Residents Need Better Access to Long-Term Care Options

Posted on 04/30/22 by The AARP Bulletin

As lawmakers develop the fiscal 2022–23 state budget, AARP Michigan is urging them to shift the balance of long-term care funding toward home- and community-based services, with less emphasis on nursing homes and other institutional settings.

An August 2020 survey commissioned by AARP found that 89 percent of Michigan residents age 50-plus said they’d prefer to receive long-term care services in their homes—and avoid ever living in a nursing home. 

One way to move toward that goal is to boost funding for the state’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, known as PACE. The program provides social and medical services primarily in adult day health centers, supplemented by in-home and other services. 

Learn more about AARP Michigan’s priorities at aarp.org/mi.

This story is provided by AARP Michigan. Visit the AARP Michigan page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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