Medical Barriers to Nursing Home Care for Rural Residents
Explores challenges faced by rural people seeking placement in nursing homes, especially those with behavioral or psychiatric conditions, complex care needs, dementia, or obesity, and identifies possible solutions through policy changes. Uses data from telephone interviews with 23 discharge planners from rural hospitals in Georgia, Idaho, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Carrie Henning-Smith, Michelle Casey, Shailendra Prasad, Katy Kozhimannil
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Access · Aging and aging-related services · Behavioral health · Dementia · Long-term care · Obesity and weight control · Policy · Georgia · Idaho · Minnesota · Pennsylvania · Wisconsin