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

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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.
Government Accountability Office
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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

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