The Area 4 Agency on Aging is responsible for assessing the needs of seniors living in the region and finding ways to provide the services they require to age in their own homes. The Agency reports there are 31,442 people over the age of 60 living in Nevada County according to their latest figures. By far one of the biggest issues for that segment of the population is transportation., followed by housing and access to health care and access to in home support services.
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Ana Acton is Executive Director of Freed Center for Independent living and says some seniors are able to afford their own long term care insurance, but there is a huge gap in between those that are MediCal eligible and those who can afford to pay out of pocket for personal assistance care.
Seniors are still able to weigh in on what services and needs they would like to see funded by filling out a survey that is currently available on the Area 4 Agency on Aging website www.agencyonaging4.org, or they can call 2-1-1.