AARP Michigan is urging lawmakers to shift to home and community-based care services for the aging population instead of nursing homes and institutions. They have made their concerns known to lawmakers developing Michigan’s fiscal budget for 2022-23. A survey they commissioned in August 2022 found that 89 percent of residents in Michigan would prefer to age at home and avoid ever living in a nursing home.
AARP Michigan supports increased funding for the state’s PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), which provides social and medica services in adult health centers but it supplemented by in-home care.
Learn more about AARP Michigan’s priorities at aarp.org/mi.