Data and Statistics
In order to make effective and sustainable decisions, it is important to be familiar with national and local datasets and analyses which reveal important environmental and operational trends, including:
Population shifts, including age, ethnicity/race and socio-economic status
Trends in health status, physical functioning, wellbeing and health care utilization
Availability of family and community support and geographic isolation
Utilization of Older Americans Act services
And many other important factors.