Support Increased Access to Home Care for Older Oklahomans

Posted on 04/30/22 by The AARP Bulletin

AARP is asking Oklahomans to encourage their lawmakers to increase access to, and improve the quality of, the state’s long-term care system. 

A recent AARP survey of Oklahoma voters 50-plus found that 86 percent would want to receive long-term care at home with caregiver assistance and that 88 percent are concerned about a loved one being abused or neglected in a nursing home.  

When asked about solutions, more than 90 percent of respondents supported increased access to home care and more frequent inspections of long-term care facilities. Add your voice for improving the system by going to

AARP Oklahoma also urges voters to learn where candidates stand on long-term care and other issues important to older adults before casting their ballot in this year’s elections. The primaries are Tuesday, June 28, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the general election is Nov. 8. Learn more at

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

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