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Resources by Topic: Aging and aging-related services

The Living Conditions of Elderly in Nonmetro Illinois and East North Central Division of the Midwest Region
Research brief that provides data on the elderly population in metro and nonmetro areas of Illinois. Includes information on demographic profile, ambulatory access, as well as housing status, accommodations, and quality. Appendix 1 compares population changes from 2010 to 2020 by metro and nonmetro Illinois counties.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
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Bringing Community Voice into Cross-Sector Data Sharing: Supporting Aging Populations in Rural Utah
A case study that discusses a partnership between healthcare and social care entities involved with the Learning and Action in Policy and Partnerships (LAPP) initiative to implement data sharing and patient record digitization. Discusses the impact on senior care in rural Utah to improve data sharing that is culturally appropriate for tribal populations.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Health Care Strategies, Data Across Sectors for Health
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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.
Author(s): Janette Dill, Carrie Henning-Smith, Rongxuan Zhu, Elizabeth Vomacka
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Patterns of Health Care Use among Rural-Urban Medicare Beneficiaries Age 85 and Older, 2010-2017
Policy brief examining how rural and urban Medicare beneficiaries age 85+ differ in terms of their socioeconomic and health characteristics that may inform healthcare use. Features statistics on trends in healthcare use, including inpatient and emergency department care, outpatient and prescription services, specialists and dentists, and home health and durable medical equipment, with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Author(s): Yvonne Jonk, Heidi O'Connor, Amanda Burgess, Carly Milkowski
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Rural Health Research Recap: Aging in Place
Summarizes recent research from Rural Health Research Centers examining aging in place as it relates to social engagement, living alone, long-term care preferences, and nursing home availability. Features statistics from 2013-2017 on share of population ages 65+ and 85+ and share of this population living alone, with breakdowns by urban or rural county type, and percent of counties with nursing homes in 2019, with breakdowns by rural, micropolitan, and metropolitan location.
Author(s): Per Ostmo, Jessica Rosencrans
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Improving Access to and Enrollment in Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
Provides an overview of Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), including the history of the model and the recent policy landscape. Identifies challenges to the growth of PACE and offers federal policy recommendations that would address the challenges to the spread and scale of PACE. Discusses the results of the 2006 Rural PACE Provider Grant Program and policies to promote further access to PACE programs in areas with low penetration rates, including rural areas.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services Meeting Summary, Lawrence, Kansas, September 14-16, 2022
Summarizes the 90th meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS), which was held in Lawrence, Kansas. Presents an overview of national and state perspectives on Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers
Report details and defines a national support strategy for family caregivers of all ages. Highlights strategies for caring for children, elderly adults, people with disabilities, people with chronic conditions, and post-acute conditions, among others. Also, discusses recommendations for caregivers residing in rural and underserved areas.
Additional links: Actions for States, Communities, and Others, Federal Actions, First Principles: Cross-Cutting Considerations for Family Caregiver Support
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Community Living
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Federal Funding for Transportation Programs Serving Older Adults and People with Disabilities
Discusses the role of federal funding as a primary source of funding to support transportation programs that meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities. Describes funding programs from the Department of Transportation, the Department of Health and Human Services, AmeriCorps, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Highlights programs for rural and tribal communities.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
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Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL) Meeting Minutes, August 26, 2022
Summarizes the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL) meeting held on August 26, 2022. Includes updates from the Bureau of Health Workforce and a discussion on the Geriatric Academic Career Award program (GACA) and Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). Includes rural references throughout.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary Community-Based Linkages
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