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Older Americans Act: HHS Could Help Rural Service Providers by Centralizing Information on Promising Practices

Description
Focuses on services and resources authorized by the Older Americans Act to help older adults age in place in rural communities. Addresses challenges accessing home and community-based services in rural areas and information on strategies for addressing those challenges. Covers home-delivered meals, congregate meals, transportation, family caregiver services, case management, and homemaker services. Research included interviews with ACL officials, rural area agencies on aging (AAA) in 8 states, rural health experts, and stakeholder groups; a literature review; and site visits.
Date
05/2019
Type
Document
Organization
Government Accountability Office
Tagged as
Aging and aging-related services · Elderly population · Home and community-based services · Policy · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Transportation · California · Maine · Mississippi · New Mexico · North Dakota · Oklahoma · Pennsylvania · Wisconsin