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Assessing the Needs of Elder Floridians

In 2016, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs conducted a statewide survey to measure elder Floridians’ needs. Questions were asked of 2,000 elders regarding their self-care limitations, nutrition, health care, and other matters that significantly affect seniors. Descriptive results have been compiled in the 2016 Report and include special state-level tabulations for “hard-to-measure” populations of minority, low-income, and rural elders.

The report includes results from 106 survey questions divided among the following 15 categories:

  • Demographic Profile

  • Living Situation

  • Self Care Limitations

  • Caregiving

  • Health and Health Promotion

  • Information and Assistance

  • Nutrition

  • Senior Centers

  • Transportation

  • Housing

  • Volunteerism

  • Employment

  • Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

  • Legal Assistance

  • Disaster Preparedness

For survey results at the state level:   2016 Statewide Needs Assessment Report (PDF)

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