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Resources by Topic: Aging and aging-related services

Access and Capacity to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries in Rural Health Clinics
Findings from a voluntary online survey conducted in 2019 of 111 Rural Health Clinic (RHC) staff from 27 states, to better understand how they address issues on accessibility, capacity, flexibility of services, and other clinic characteristics for Medicare beneficiaries, and to identify any gaps in healthcare.
Author(s): Megan Lahr, Carrie Henning-Smith, Ashley M. Hernandez, Hannah Neprash
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Supportive Services and Caregiving for Older Rural Adults from the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
Webinar recording discusses the support and caregiving services older adults in rural areas. Highlights policy recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Webinar Transcript
Date: 12/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on the Aging Services Network and the Older Adults They Serve
Report highlights the results of a survey of National Council on Aging (NCOA) grantees and partners on the effect of the opioid epidemic on older adults. Details the percentage of respondents from rural areas and offers recommendations and resources to address the epidemic among the aging population.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Council on Aging
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Partnership Integration for Rural Health Resource Access
Describes an interdisciplinary partnership model combining nursing, public health, and gerontology to address the health and social challenges affecting older adults living in rural areas. Offers steps for developing an interdisciplinary partnership and highlights a model utilizing clinical and non-clinical disciplines to improve rural health resource access.
Author(s): Teresa Sharp, Joyce Weil, Audrey Snyder, Kathleen Dunemn, Gwyneth Milbrath, et al.
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 19(4), 5335
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
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Loneliness in the United States: A 2018 National Panel Survey of Demographic, Structural, Cognitive, and Behavioral Characteristics
Highlights a cross-sectional study on loneliness in adults in the U.S. Aims to evaluate rates of loneliness by age group, gender, race, and urban or non-urban location, as well as by several other measures. Bases conclusions on the results of a national survey of 20,096 adults.
Author(s): Liana DesHarnais Bruce, Joshua S. Wu, Stuart L. Lustig, Daniel W. Russell, Douglas A. Nemecek
Citation: American Journal of Health Promotion, 33(8), 1123-1133
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
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Nutrition Assistance Programs: Agencies Could Do More to Help Address the Nutritional Needs of Older Adults
Report focuses on the shortcomings of the federal nutrition guidelines in meeting the nutritional needs of older adults. Bases recommendations on interviews with older adults in both rural and urban areas.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services Meeting Summary, Washington, D.C., September 9-12, 2019
Summarizes the 86th meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS), which was held in Washington, D.C. Presents an overview of national perspectives on several topics, including issues impacting rural children, youth, and families; the priorities of federal agencies regarding rural health; the implications of federal policy changes on rural providers; and challenges and opportunities affecting older rural Americans. Features perspectives from national stakeholder groups.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Promising Practice: Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon Brings Together Innovative Ideas and Programs
Features a promising practice on rural aging from Oregon State Office of Rural Health. The annual Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon allows community organizations to come together to share ideas and resources on what works to address the needs of an aging population in their communities.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Tribal Nursing Homes: Principles of Trauma-informed Care
Details a trauma informed care framework for tribal nursing homes. Outlines ways tribal nursing homes can factor cultural beliefs and historical trauma into their care decisions.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Study of Food Safety Needs of Adult Day Care Centers in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
Identifies the food safety education needs of adult day care centers. Examines food safety knowledge gaps, preferences for receiving food safety education, and methods for communicating about food safety education resources. Includes information on rural, town, and urban adult day care centers.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Food and Nutrition Service
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