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Older Adults and Aging

The changing demographics and exponential growth in the older adult population will have a widespread impact on our health care system, social services and supports, housing, economy, workforce, and communities.

Wilder Research studies support systems and their capacity to meet the needs of Minnesota’s growing population of older adults. We also explore funding sources and priorities, and what older adults, caregivers, service providers, and aging experts say about current and future needs.

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The study identified ways in which advanced in-home activity-monitoring systems can be used to help older adults remain at home and avoid the need for premature institutional care.
This study identified the home improvement needs and associated costs that would allow extremely low-income older adults to continue living in their homes, and ways to pair home and community-based services.
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