Who Will Care for Rural Older Adults? Measuring the Direct Care Workforce in Rural Areas
Policy brief examining existing disparities in the supply of home health aides and nursing assistants in rural areas compared to urban areas. Features statistics on the ratio of home health aides and nursing assistants relative to the population of adults age 65 and above, with breakdowns by urban and rural areas and by census region.
Janette Dill, Carrie Henning-Smith, Rongxuan Zhu, Elizabeth Vomacka
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Access · Aging and aging-related services · Elderly population · Health aides and assistants · Health workforce supply and demand · Home and community-based services · Home health · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data
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