Goal 1 - Desired Condition 8 - Senior citizens live and function in optimal environments.
- 8.1 Senior Citizens Below the Poverty Level
- 8.2 Location Where Care Occurs for an Elderly Relative (Note: Information same as reported in 2008 as no updates are available.)
Traffic Light Scorecard"Senior citizens live and function in optimal environments"
PICTURE IS IN FOCUS
Based on the Following criteria:
Albuquerque's poverty rate among seniors in 2011 dropped down to 7.82%, similar to its same level between 2003 and 2006. Albuquerque residents are caring more for an elderly relative in 2005 than did in 2003, more of those seniors are able to remain in their own homes than previously did. Staying at home is usually considered the optimal environment for senior well being.
Albuquerque seniors experience poverty at the lowest rate in 2011 among all other peer Southwest cities and the nation at large. Other communities are not asking their seniors the same survey questions regarding caring for an elderly relative, therefore there is no comparison data in this area.
Albuquerque citizens rated this desired condition as being important and reported that progress had been made towards achieving this condition. Residents with greater income reported the community has made the most progress in this area; the relationship between the respondents' income and their opinion of progress was correlated to a statistically significant degree.
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