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Resources by Topic: Aging and aging-related services

Expanding Rural Elder Care Options: Models That Work
Proceedings from the 2008 Rural Long Term Care Access and Options Workshop, which discussed model options for home, community, and facility-based care by care coordination systems that enhance autonomy and quality of life for rural elders.
Author(s): Peter Fitzgerald, Andy Coburn, Sharon K. Dwyer
Date: 06/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Long Term Care Workgroup
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Washington, DC, February 18-20, 2009
Reports on a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services focused on healthcare provider integration, health workforce, and home-based care for seniors.
Date: 02/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Sacramento, California, September 9-11, 2009
Reports on a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services. Addresses the following topics: setting the context for rural California, the California Rural Health Association, the California Department of Healthcare Services, integrating technology in rural healthcare, and community and home-based options for seniors.
Date: 2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce
Results of a study to determine the health care needs of Americans over 65 years of age and to assess those needs through an analysis of the forces that shape the health care workforce, including education and training, models of care, and public and private programs.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 04/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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PACE in Rural Areas: A Curriculum Development Guide for Training Health Professionals in Interdisciplinary Geriatric Care
Assists rural PACE providers and their academic partners in designing and implementing an interdisciplinary training program that reflects their specific needs, communities, and resources.
Date: 03/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural PACE Technical Assistance Program
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The Forgotten Population
Describes the use of telehealth and home-based healthcare interventions to address a mental health crisis among elderly Americans in rural areas.
Author(s): Zak Stambor
Citation: APA Monitor on Psychology, 37(10), 52-53
Date: 11/2006
Type: Document
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The 2006 Report to the Secretary: Rural Health and Human Service Issues
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on issues related to rural America. Examines three key topics: access to pharmaceuticals and pharmacy services, health information technology, and family caregiver support of the rural elderly.
Date: 01/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Elderly Housing: Federal Housing Programs and Supportive Services
An overview of federal programs that provide housing for the elderly and which require the provision of supportive services. Includes information on rural housing programs for the elderly.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): David G. Wood
Date: 06/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Elderly Housing: Federal Housing Programs That Offer Assistance for the Elderly
Overview of the federal housing programs that provide housing assistance, including rent subsidies, mortgage insurance, and loans and grants for the purchase or repair of homes, to the elderly. Includes programs that support rural housing for the elderly.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 02/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Transportation-Disadvantaged Seniors: Efforts to Enhance Senior Mobility Could Benefit from Additional Guidance and Information
Identifies federal programs that address mobility issues for transportation-disadvantaged seniors, the extent to which those programs meet their needs, and attributes of senior-friendly transportation programs in rural and urban areas. Includes examples of successful programs throughout the country.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 08/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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