Assessing the Needs of Elder Floridians

Statewide Needs Assessment Report

In 2016, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs conducted a statewide survey to measure elder Floridians’ needs. Questions were asked of 2,000 elders regarding their self-care limitations, nutrition, health care, and other matters that significantly affect seniors. Descriptive results have been compiled in the 2016 Report and include special state-level tabulations for “hard-to-measure” populations of minority, low-income, and rural elders.

For survey results at the state level:   2016 Statewide Needs Assessment Report (PDF)

For an overview of state-level results, view the presentation version: 2016 Statewide Needs Assessment Presentation

The report includes results from 106 survey questions divided among the following 15 categories

  • Demographic Profile
  • Living Situation
  • Self Care Limitations
  • Caregiving
  • Health and Health Promotion
  • Information and Assistance
  • Nutrition
  • Senior Centers
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Volunteerism
  • Employment
  • Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
  • Legal Assistance
  • Disaster Preparedness