Only two out of the five major contenders for president in the 2012 election responded to a brief long-term care survey disseminated by the National Council on Aging.
Among the Republican candidates, only former House Speaker Newt Gingrich responded. President Obama also filled out the survey.
The candidates were asked how the U.S. should “address its current and growing needs for long-term services and supports,” as well as how they would “address the shortage of qualified direct-care workers needed to provide home and community-based services.”
More information about the survey, including Obama’s and Gingrich’s full responses, can be found at the National Council on Aging website.