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Resources by Topic: Aging and aging-related services

Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL) Meeting Minutes, January 19-20, 2023
Summarizes the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL) meeting held on January 19-20, 2023. Includes presentations and discussions on the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the National Caregiver Strategy, age-friendly public health systems, the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program, and Title VII mental and behavioral health education and training programs. Includes rural references throughout.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary Community-Based Linkages
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Kinship/Grandfamilies: The Role of Area Agencies on Aging and Title VI Native American Aging Programs
Provides an overview of kinship/grandfamilies, as well as the challenges kin/grandfamily caregivers may face. Presents results of a poll of Area Agencies on Aging and Title VI Native American Aging Programs regarding programs and services targeted specifically to kinship/grandfamilies. Details the length of time kinship/grandfamily programs have been in place, services provided by these programs, the number of families served, funding streams, and more. Highlights a program example in rural Tennessee.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USAging
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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
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Rural Domestic and Sexual Abuse Program Advocates: Making a Difference in The Lives of Older Survivors of Abuse
An overview of abuse in later life and step-by-step instructions to designing services for older victims. Includes information on outreach in rural communities, faith-based services, and coordinated care efforts.
Author(s): Ann Turner
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)
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National Community Care Corps Supporting Healthy Community Living: 2022-2023 Grantee Snapshots
Overview of funded projects related to volunteer programs intended to assist family caregivers, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Projects include training, respite, transportation, home modification, and more. Includes rural specific projects.
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Community Care Corps
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2023 Chartbook: More Older Adults, More Complex Needs: Trends and New Directions from the National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging
A chartbook offering data from the 2022 National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging. Rural topics discussed include transportation grants, social engagement, and areas served by Area Agencies on Aging (AAA). Also discusses AAAs services, housing, workforce and staffing, COVID-19, and more.
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Miami University, Scripps Gerontology Center, USAging
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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
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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
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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
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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
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