Telehealth Brings Important Services to Rural Long-Term Care Facilities
Discusses the benefits of telehealth services for residents and staff of rural long-term care facilities. Identifies some of the challenges related to providing these services. Features a New Hampshire skilled nursing facility providing telemental health services, and a Virginia geriatrician helping long-term care facilities address COVID-19 via Project ECHO educational sessions.
Author(s): Allee Mead Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 08/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Rural-Urban Disparities in Diagnosis of Early-Onset Dementia
Results of a study conducted from February 2021 to March 2022 of 71,799 patients with early-onset Alzheimer disease and related dementias. Features demographics and statistics on differences in service use and clinician visits around diagnosis, with breakdowns by rural and urban areas.
Author(s): Wendy Y. Xu, Jeah Jung, Sheldon M. Retchin, Yiting Li, Soumyadipta Roy Citation: JAMA Network Open, 5(8) Date: 08/2022 Type: Document view details
Rural Health Disparities in Health Care Utilization for Dementia in Minnesota
Examines emergency department (ED) and inpatient hospitalization rates for older adults with dementia in rural and urban areas of Minnesota. Utilizes 2016-2018 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention disease-specific mortality data to compare to chronologically related H-CUP's State Inpatient Database (SID) and State Emergency Department Database (SEDD) hospital and ED visit data. Includes rural versus urban breakdowns of hospitalizations and ED visits by demographics such as age, sex, income, education, minority status, health behaviors, and access to healthcare providers.
Author(s): Sung Han Rhew, Kristen Jacklin, Patrick Bright, et al. Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 39(3), 656-665 Date: 07/2022 Type: Document view details
Rural Wisconsin Caregiver Resources Toolkit 2022
Compendium of resources intended to help caregivers find the information they need to perform their caregiving roles effectively. Includes resources to help caregivers perform medical and nursing tasks, resources relating to advance directives and power of attorney, links to a broad range of Wisconsin and national caregiver resources, and resources intended to help caregivers address their own health and wellbeing.
Date: 2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative view details
Challenges to Admitting Residents: Perspectives from Rural Nursing Home Administrators and Staff
Study of nursing home admissions in rural areas that examines challenges nursing home workers encounter when admitting individuals with mental and behavioral health conditions, obesity, dementia, and complex medical conditions. Discusses capacity challenges facing rural nursing homes related to population density, workforce recruitment and retention, financial issues, and space and equipment needs to meet specific health conditions. Data taken from surveys of 209 rural nursing home administrators.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Dori Cross, Adrita Rahman Citation: Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 58, 1-8 Date: 03/2021 Type: Document view details
Accountable Care Hospitals and Preventable Emergency Department Visits for Rural Dementia Patients
Examines differences in the frequency of emergency department visits among rural and urban patients with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD). Compares the odds of preventable ED visits for ADRD patients at hospitals affiliated and not affiliated with an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).
Author(s): Nianyang Wang, Aitalohi Amaize, Jie Chen Citation: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 69(1), 185-190 Date: 01/2021 Type: Document view details