Key Findings Details
Income, Material Hardship, and the Use of Public Programs among the Elderly
- In 2006, ten percent of the elderly over 65 cut back on medications or food because of their cost.
- Three-quarters of the elderly who cut back on food or medications are not considered poor and do not receive any public assistance.
- Seniors who report poor health or more limitations on physical activity are much more likely to cut back on food or medications.