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Resources by Topic: Elderly population

National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Johnson City, Tennessee, June 12-14, 2005
Summary of a meeting addressing the following topics: family caregiver support for rural elderly, pharmacy services in rural areas, and health information technology in rural areas.
Date: 06/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Elderly Housing: Federal Housing Programs and Supportive Services
Contains an overview of federal programs that provide housing for the elderly and which require the provision of supportive services. Includes information on rural housing programs for the elderly.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): David G. Wood
Date: 06/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Washington DC, March 20-22, 2005
Minutes from a National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services meeting addressing the following topics: health information technology, Medicare and access to pharmaceutical services, and support for rural caregivers.
Date: 03/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Elderly Housing: Federal Housing Programs That Offer Assistance for the Elderly
Overview of the federal housing programs that provide housing assistance, including rent subsidies, mortgage insurance, and loans and grants for the purchase or repair of homes, to the elderly. Includes programs that support rural housing for the elderly.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 02/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Disability Burdens among Older Americans Associated with Gender and Race/Ethnicity in Rural and Urban Areas
Examines total life expectancy, disability-free life expectancy, and disabled life expectancy, comparing people in rural and urban areas. Includes information by sex, race (white and African American), and educational attainment. Based on data for a cohort of people who were 65 to 69 years of age in 1982, using data from 1982 through 1999 from the National Long-term Care Survey.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Date: 2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Transportation-Disadvantaged Seniors: Efforts to Enhance Senior Mobility Could Benefit from Additional Guidance and Information
Identifies federal programs that address mobility issues for transportation-disadvantaged seniors, the extent to which those programs meet their needs, and attributes of senior-friendly transportation programs in rural and urban areas. Includes examples of successful programs throughout the country.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 08/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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The 2004 Report to the Secretary: Rural Health and Human Service Issues
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Overview of key issues and trends affecting health and human service delivery in rural communities. Detailed information on the integration of behavioral health and primary care, access to oral health care, and aging-related services.
Date: 04/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Prescription Drug Spending and Coverage Among Rural Medicare Beneficiaries in 2003
Examines out-of-pocket spending on prescription drugs by noninstitutionalized rural Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older. Includes information on supplemental insurance coverage among rural and urban Medicare beneficiaries.
Author(s): Craig Caplan, Normandy Brangan
Date: 2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AARP Public Policy Institute
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At Home on the Range
Discusses experience of psychologist in rural Texas and the Senior Connections program that connects rural elderly in the area to mental health professionals.
Author(s): Jamie Chamberlin
Citation: APA Monitor on Psychology, 34(6), 69
Date: 06/2003
Type: Document
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Access to Care Among Rural Minorities: Older Adults
Examines health status and health services use among poor and minority older adults in nonmetropolitan areas. Includes data on demographics, functional limitations, health insurance coverage, and physician visits.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Michael E. Samuels, Charity G. Moore, Joette Gdovin
Date: 10/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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