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Resources by Topic: Aging and aging-related services

Behavioral Health Coaching for Rural-living Older Adults with Diabetes and Depression: An Open Pilot of the HOPE Study
Highlights a study on the Health Outcomes through Patient Empowerment (HOPE) intervention for rural older adults. Discusses the telephone-based intervention as a means of managing the diabetes and depression comorbidity of elderly people in rural areas. Breaks down effective sessions by module and features several case studies.
Author(s): Aanand D Naik, Craig D White, Suzanne M Robertson, et al.
Citation: BMC Geriatrics, 12, 37
Date: 07/2012
Type: Document
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Kansas City, MO, June 18-20, 2012
Provides a summary of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services' (NACRHHS) 71st meeting, which included discussions on the following topics: health reform, services for the elderly, rural hospitals and infrastructure, frontier demonstration projects, child care, and Head Start.
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Meeting Older Adults' Mobility Needs: Health Care and Transportation in Rural Communities
Discusses transportation challenges older adults living in rural communities encounter when accessing needed medical services.
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AARP
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, September 26-28th, 2011
Reports on a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, part of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Addresses rural health challenges in Mississippi, health disparities, physician payment value modifier, and Affordable Care Act provisions affecting the rural elderly.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Affordable Care Act Provisions Affecting the Rural Elderly
Discusses a number of provisions from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that focus on elderly health and human service needs.
Date: 12/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Successful Aging Through the Eyes of Alaska Native Elders. What it Means to be an Elder in Bristol Bay, AK
Examines rural Alaska Natives' views on aging, which prioritize physical health, community engagement, spirituality, and emotional well-being. Supports including elders' perspectives on successful aging in future rural healthcare service delivery research in Alaska.
Author(s): Jordan P. Lewis
Citation: Gerontologist, 51(4), 540-549
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Traverse City, Michigan, June 15-17, 2011
Provides a summary of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services' (NACRHHS) 68th meeting, which included discussions on the following topics: rural health in Michigan, the Affordable Care Act's value-based purchasing demonstrations for rural hospitals, primary care training and placement, and aging.
Date: 06/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Report to Congress: Evaluation of the Rural PACE Provider Grant Program
Evaluates rural Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) pilot sites. Discusses characteristics of PACE participants, enrollment, successes and failures, and future expansion of PACE in rural communities.
Author(s): Karyn Kai Anderson
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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A Novel Emergency Medical Services-Based Program to Identify and Assist Older Adults in a Rural Community
Describes a program using EMS providers to screen older adults for common geriatric syndromes and provide referrals to case managers and community resources.
Author(s): Manish N. Shah, Thomas V. Caprio, Peter Swanson, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(11), 2205-2211
Date: 11/2010
Type: Document
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The 2010 Report to the Secretary: Rural Health and Human Services Issues
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on issues related to rural America. Topics include home and community based care for rural seniors, rural primary care workforce, and rural health care provider integration.
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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