Honoring Wishes: Is Arizona Doing Enough to Protect Seniors?

Senior Citizens

Reports and Publications
January 2019
David Schlinkert, policy analyst, Morrison Institute for Public Policy
Melissa Kovacs, Ph.D., associate director of research, Morrison Institute for Public Policy

First responders need two things to respect the wishes of seniors experiencing cardiac arrest at senior living facilities –  staff to begin CPR before their arrival, and immediate access to advanced directives.

In Arizona, no clear policies exist for either of these issues.