Federal Funding for Transportation Programs Serving Older Adults and People with Disabilities
Discusses the role of federal funding as a primary source of funding to support transportation programs that meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities. Describes funding programs from the Department of Transportation, the Department of Health and Human Services, AmeriCorps, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Highlights programs for rural and tribal communities.
Date: 09/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center view details
Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities: Federal Programs Provide Support for Preventing Falls, but Program Reach is Limited
Provides an overview of nine federal programs designed to provide evidence-based falls prevention, home assessments, or home modifications for older adults and adults with disabilities. Explores what federal agencies know about how these programs affect participants' health and to what extent agencies coordinate their efforts and provide consumer information. Includes data on the estimated percentage of falls among adults with disabilities by demographic characteristics and identifies programs serving rural communities.
Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office view details
Nursing Homes in Rural America: A Chartbook
Explores county-level nursing home availability and evaluates the supply of nursing home beds per 1,000 population aged 65 and older. Identifies nursing home availability for counties with and without hospitals with swing beds, and describes the resident and nursing home characteristics including occupancy levels, payer mix, demographics, and healthcare needs. Features statistics with breakdowns by noncore, micropolitan, and metropolitan counties.
Author(s): Hari Sharma, Lili Xu, Fred Ullrich, Clint MacKinney, Keith J. Mueller Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details
Reach and Adoption of a Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation Program in the United States
Examines geriatric emergency departments receiving either Level 1, 2, or 3 Geriatric Emergency Department accreditation by March 1, 2021. Shows rural and urban locations of accredited facilities as well as their distribution compared to the U.S. population aged 65 and older. Also lists care processes available at accredited facilities.
Author(s): Maura Kennedy, Adriane Lesser, Juhi Israni, et al. Citation: Annals of Emergency Medicine: An International Journal 79(4), 367-373 Date: 04/2022 Type: Document view details
Arizona State Plan on Aging 2023 – 2026
Offers a 4-year plan for Arizona's Division of Adult and Aging Services (DAAS) outlining priorities and objectives. Addresses rural and tribal issues throughout, discussing access to quality care, well-being and safety, strengthening the paraprofessional and professional workforce, and enhancing care delivery infrastructure. Includes summaries of needs assessment comments.
Date: 04/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Economic Security view details