Rural Health Resources by Topic: Aging and aging-related services
Unmet Needs for Help with Mobility Limitations among Older Adults Aging in Place: The Role of Rurality
Examines unmet mobility needs related to issues of access and appropriate housing in elderly populations. Analyzes data from 3,343 respondents of the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) by age, gender, race, education, income, and housing status/characteristics. Includes differences in health characteristics, fall history, and unmet needs with data broken down by rural versus urban location.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Megan Lahr, John Mulcahy, Hannah MacDougall Citation: Journal of Aging and Health, 35(9) Date: 01/2023 Type: Document view details
2023 Wyoming Healthy Aging Data Report
A report covering the aging population in Wyoming using the American Community Survey. Includes information on the distribution of the 65 and older population, elderly in frontier areas, chronic diseases, social determinants of health, race, income, broadband, and more. Includes county profiles and maps on healthy aging indicators.
Date: 2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Point32Health Foundation view details
Arizona State Health Assessment 2022 Annual Update
Offers data and visualizations of county and state-level health data, covering maternal and infant health, child and adolescent health, health conditions in adults, healthy aging, tribal health, community health, and COVID-19 response. Includes links to county health plans and assessments. Serves as a supplemental update to the 2019 Arizona State Health Assessment.
Date: 2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services view details
Developing a Local MPA to Address the Needs of Older & Disabled Adults in Rural Communities
Recording of a December 2022 webinar highlighting three coalitions in California that are developing local Master Plans for Aging (MPAs) to address the challenges of aging in rural communities. Discusses the steps the coalitions are taking to develop their MPAs, including forming advisory committees, gathering community input, identifying potential action items, planning for implementation and sustainability, and more. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the video description, then selecting Show transcript.
Date: 12/2022 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: California Collaborative for Long Term Services and Supports view details
National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2022 Update
Action plan outlining 6 goals for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the challenges facing people with Alzheimer's disease and Alzheimer's disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD) and their families and to minimize the burden of AD/ADRD. Includes action items related to AD/ADRD data tracking, care, and supports for underserved populations, including rural and tribal communities.
Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services view details
Ownership of Skilled Nursing Facilities: An Analysis of Newly-Released Federal Data
Analyzes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dataset on the ownership of all U.S. skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) enrolled in Medicare. Examines 15,151 nursing homes by for-profit, nonprofit, or government controlled; organizational structure; affiliated entity by SNF size, Medicare and Medicaid certified versus Medicare-only certified, and rural versus urban location. Includes data on the 10 largest SNF chains and their distribution of SNFs across the U.S.
Author(s): W. Pete Welch, Iara Oliveira, Martin Blanco, Benjamin D. Sommers Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation view details
Social Determinants of Health in the Age of COVID: Effects of Social Isolation Among Adults 62+ in Rural Pennsylvania
Results of a study analyzing the extent of social isolation among rural Pennsylvanians aged 62 or older during the pandemic, evaluating determinants of social isolation, identifying programs and services that minimize social isolation, and assessing potential replicability in Pennsylvania. Includes sections on factors such as mental health access, faith-based organizations, transportation, technology use, and housing options.
Author(s): Christopher Harris, FangHsun Wei, Mary Rita Weller, Kelly Smith Date: 11/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania view details