AARP survey: Aging in place—with help

Thursday, January 22, 2015

CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Eighty-five percent of registered voters age 45 and older in Oregon say they would prefer to live at home with the help of family caregivers for as long as possible, according to a new AARP survey. The majority (90%) of respondents also said it’s important to have services that allow people to stay in their homes when basic tasks become too difficult to perform; 50% said they are currently providing or have provided unpaid care for an elderly loved one; and 76% said family caregivers needs more resources and training.