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Resources by Topic: Elderly population

America at a Glance: 5310 & 5311 Transportation Funding in Rural Counties
Examines how much funding is received by rural counties from the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (section 5310) and Formula Grants for Rural Areas (section 5311) programs. Discusses the type of agencies that receive section 5310 and 5311 funding in rural counties. Includes a map to highlight geographic differences in funding distribution.
Author(s): Andrew Myers, Ari Lissau
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities, University of Montana Rural Institute: A Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
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Tribal Nursing Home & Assisted Living Facility Directory 2021
Directory lists all the tribally operated nursing home and assisted living facilities across the country. Provides the tribal affiliation, facility name, address, certification, and number of beds for each facility.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Meeting the Challenge of Caring for Persons Living with Dementia and Their Care Partners and Caregivers: A Way Forward
Examines the existing evidence on care interventions, services, and supports for people with dementia and their caregivers. Discusses gaps in the current evidence base and opportunities for future research. Describes interventions that can be implemented in a variety of settings to continue to expand the evidence base. Includes rural references and considerations throughout.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Older Adults, New Mobility, and Automated Vehicles
Discusses how the use of automated vehicles (AVs) and shared mobility options, like carsharing, ridehailing, and others, in public transportation may benefit and harm older adults. Identifies key factors related to older adults' mobility and describes transportation challenges in rural communities.
Author(s): Laura Fraade-Blanar, Nico Larco, Ryan Best, Tiffany Swift, Marjory Blumenthal
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: AARP Public Policy Institute, RAND Corporation, Urbanism Next Center
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Ensuring Contact: Calling Rural Appalachian Older Adults During the COVID-19 Epidemic
Presents a study on the well-being and healthcare needs of socially isolated adults 75 years and older during the COVID-19 pandemic in rural West Virginia. Bases conclusions on telephone interviews with seniors from April 1-22, 2020. Breaks down data by demographic characteristics, mental and physical health conditions, and comfort with different forms of communication technology, among other factors.
Author(s): Robert B Walker, Michael Grome, William Rollyson, Adam D Baus
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 21, 6122
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
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The Impact of COVID-19 on Title VI Native American Aging Programs and Services
Infographic summarizing results of a survey of Title VI Native American aging program directors on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their programs and communities. Provides information on the needs of Native American elders during the pandemic, expanded or new services offered by Title VI programs, and workforce concerns.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Miami University Scripps Gerontology Center, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
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Consent and Capacity in Indian Country - Elder Abuse and the Connection to Consent, Capacity, and Undue Influence
Defines consent, capacity, and undue influence in connection to the abuse of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/NA) elders. Highlights 6 pillars for evaluating capacity in older adults and gives cultural context for AI/NA elders.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
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County-Level Access to Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Facilities
Interactive map showing county-level data on potential COVID-19 vaccine administration facilities per 10,000 people. Displays data on percent of general population and percent of population older than 65 who reside more than 10 miles away from a facility. Includes number of hospital outpatient departments, community pharmacies, Rural Health Clinics, and Federally Qualified Health Centers in each county.
Additional links: Access to Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Facilities: A Geographic Information Systems Analysis
Date: 12/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: West Health Policy Center
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Vaccination Implementation Strategies to Consider for Populations Recommended to Receive Initial Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine (Persons Included in Phases 1a-1c)
Guide for state, tribal, local, and territorial immunization programs and other immunization partners to help plan for phases 1a-1c of the COVID-19 vaccination program, which includes healthcare personnel, residents of long-term care facilities, essential workers, older adults, and individuals 16–64 years of age with underlying medical conditions. Covers provider recruitment and enrollment, locating and prioritizing populations, vaccine administration, documentation, and communication.
Additional links: Interim Considerations for Phased Implementation of COVID-19 Vaccination and Sub-Prioritization Among Recommended Populations
Date: 12/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Incidence of Adverse Events in Indian Health Service Hospitals
Explores the occurrence of harm events in Indian Health Service (IHS) hospitals. Discusses the rates of adverse harm events, or those leading to prolonged or permanent patient harm, and temporary harm events. Breaks down data by hospital size and patient age and reason for admission. Makes recommendations regarding quality control and oversight.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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