In this brief, authors Rebecca Glauber and Melissa Day explore factors that exacerbate the unmet need for care among the noninstitutionalized older population and seek to determine who is likely to need care but go without. They find that unmarried individuals and those who live alone are more likely than others to need care but not receive it. These older adults are frail, have difficulty meeting their daily needs, and do not have family members or friends to whom to turn in times of need. This group of vulnerable older adults requires an array of social supports.
National Issue Brief No. 98
Durham, N.H. : Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire
Glauber, Rebecca K. and Day, Melissa, "The Unmet Need for Care: Vulnerability Among Older Adults" (2016). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 269.
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