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Resources by Topic: Aging and aging-related services

Subjective Cognitive Decline among Rural Adults
Infographic that presents findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) describing subjective cognitive decline (SCD) in rural adults aged 45 years old or older. Identifies the prevalence of SCD and the impact of SCD on day-to-day and social activities.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Alzheimer's Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Caregiving among Rural Adults
Infographic that presents findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) on characteristics of individuals in rural areas who provide care to a friend or family member. Includes caregiver demographics, time spent on caregiving, and types of care provided.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging 2020 Report and Toolkit
Provides an overview of the work of Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), covering staffing, budget and services, and initiatives underway at AAAs. Includes information on rural AAAs. Includes state-level reports for states that met the required survey response rate, as well as sample news articles, social media posts, and a customizable presentation slide deck.
Additional links: National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging 2020 Report: Meeting the Needs of Today's Older Adults
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
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National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative - COVID-19 Tribal Elder Resources
Features resources and information for Native American elders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Provides guidance pertaining to social distancing, food security, and mental health for Native elders.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
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The Unique Impact of COVID-19 on Older Adults in Rural Areas
Describes the unique risks and challenges older adults in rural areas face related to COVID-19. Discusses access to healthcare, the ability of rural providers to meet the needs of COVID-19 patients, and the socio-economic effects of the pandemic on rural older adults.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith
Citation: Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 32(4-5), 396-402
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
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The Most Costly Chronic Medical Condition in America: Experts Talk About the Rural Aspects of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Describes the impact of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias in rural areas, the challenges of providing treatment and care, and initiatives underway to address dementia in rural communities.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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COVID-19 and Rural America: How Can Philanthropy Respond?
May 12, 2020 webinar providing a national overview of how philanthropy in rural America is responding to COVID-19 with new initiatives and more flexible processes. Includes a report on expanding and coordinating local resources to meet the needs of older people, and the impact of the new regulations for telemedicine during the emergency and the prospect of providing expanded services in rural areas.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Grantmakers In Aging
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Characteristics of Counties with the Highest Proportion of the Oldest Old
Policy brief examining the characteristics of communities having the greatest percent of residents ages 85 and older. Discusses documented differences in rural-urban locations in long-term care availability and caregiver supports. Includes a list of counties with the highest proportion of the oldest old, a county-level map with shadings showing proportions of the oldest old, and statistics on county characteristics, with breakdowns by highest-prevalence rural counties, all counties, rural counties, and noncore rural counties.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Megan Lahr, Jonathan Schroeder, Cody Tuttle, Samantha Mills
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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National Resource Center on Native American Aging - COVID-19 Resources
Provides links to resources and guidance for Native American elders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes information about the pandemic, as well as recommendations for elders.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
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Older Americans Act: Nutrition Services Program
Provides an overview of the Nutrition Services Program authorized under the Older Americans Act. Describes the administration of the Nutrition Services Program, its funding, service delivery, program participation, and program evaluation. Includes brief rural references throughout.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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