Arizona is known for its dry, hot summers and beautiful, seemingly infinite desert landscape. Home to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Arizona attracts a hoard of tourists, full of people from all walks of life. Many retirees began to move to Arizona in the 1960s to get away from the harsher climates in the East and Midwest and enjoy milder winters. The high number of retirees in the state of Arizona necessitates a focus on the issue of long term care.
On the University of Arizona campus is the Arizona Health and Sciences Center, a department of the school that is working to become a leader on the topic of aging.
Arizona also has the Arizona Long Term Care System, which helps state residents acquire Long Term Care Insurance to protect themselves from the high cost of long term care.