Vicki Freedman

Vicki FreedmanNo matter where they may live, older adults with limitations are likely to have unmet needs for help with daily living and personal care, according to a study by ISR researcher Vicki Freedman and Brenda Spillman of the Urban Institute. But according to Freedman, some needs, like those related to grocery shopping, laundry, and making hot meals, are more likely to go unmet for those in retirement or senior housing communities. The study, funded by the National Institute on Aging, highlighted research findings from the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS), based on data from more than 8,000 Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older. The findings were covered by a number of news media, including The New York Times “New Old Age” blog, written by journalist Paula Span.