As the percentage of Alaska’s 65 and older population rises, the issue of providing long term health care also looms ever larger. That’s why the Department of Health and Human Services is conducting a survey to find the strengths and weakness of the current system. Keeping up with demand is tough enough in Alaska’s urban areas but in the bush, it can become almost overwhelming.
Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage
You can also find the surveys by visiting the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services website. Once there, use the search function in the upper-right corner and search for “long term care survey.”