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News by Topic: Elderly population

Jan 16, 2020 - Summarizes a report that makes recommendations for tackling social determinants of health and improving older Americans' health in rural areas. The report also highlights successful model programs that reduced loneliness among older adults and describes the importance of collaboration between public and private sectors.
Source: BioSpace
Jan 8, 2020 - Provides an overview of a study suggesting that rural seniors hospitalized for life-threatening conditions are more likely to die within a month of their visit than their urban counterparts. Describes how rural patients were more likely to be discharged to a skilled nursing facility, while urban patients were often discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation facility or to home care.
Source: Reuters
Jan 6, 2020 - Highlights the work of Elizabeth Isele, social innovator and founder of The Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship (GIEE), an organizations whose work is focused on helping rural communities tap into and leverage the experience of aging adults to spur economic development opportunities.
Source: Daily Yonder
Dec 21, 2019 - Features the National Resource Center on Native American Aging, who helps tribes across the country administer a needs assessment survey and apply for federal funding to fix issues identified, focusing on the needs of Native elders. The North Dakota-based center is funded by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and celebrated its 25th anniversary this year.
Source: Grand Forks Herald
Dec 9, 2019 - The Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren are seeking information on best practices and resources for grandparents and older relatives raising children to be used in the development of a report to Congress. Information on the needs of children impacted by the opioid epidemic and special considerations for Native American populations is also being sought. Comments are due by January 31, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Dec 9, 2019 - The Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Family Caregiving Advisory Council are seeking information to be used in the development of a report to Congress, the Family Caregiving Strategy, and public listening sessions being planned for 2020. Information gathered is intended to span the full breadth of the family caregiving experience, including information on caregivers supporting those with long-term care and respite care needs of any age resulting from serious illnesses, conditions, or disabilities, and across all geographic locations. Comments are due by February 7, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Nov 25, 2019 - Many rural counties in Wisconsin lack elderly care services or dementia care specialists, so the spouses of those with dementia often take on the role of primary caretaker. Examines the toll the responsibility can take on loved ones and identifies strategies counties are taking to address the problem.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal