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Resources by Topic: Elderly population

Successful Aging Through the Eyes of Alaska Native Elders. What it Means to be an Elder in Bristol Bay, AK
Examines rural Alaska Natives' views on aging, which prioritize physical health, community engagement, spirituality, and emotional well-being. Supports including elders' perspectives on successful aging in future rural healthcare service delivery research in Alaska.
Author(s): Jordan P. Lewis
Citation: Gerontologist, 51(4), 540-549
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
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Report to Congress: Evaluation of the Rural PACE Provider Grant Program
Evaluates rural Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) pilot sites. Discusses characteristics of PACE participants, enrollment, successes and failures, and future expansion of PACE in rural communities.
Author(s): Karyn Kai Anderson
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Transportation, Distance, and Health Care Utilization for Older Adults in Rural and Small Urban Areas
Highlights a survey studying the impacts of transportation and geography on health care services for older adults in rural and small urban areas. Included individuals aged 60 or older living in the rural Upper Great Plains states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming.
Author(s): Jeremy Mattson
Date: 12/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Transit Administration
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A Novel Emergency Medical Services-Based Program to Identify and Assist Older Adults in a Rural Community
Describes a program using EMS providers to screen older adults for common geriatric syndromes and provide referrals to case managers and community resources.
Author(s): Manish N. Shah, Thomas V. Caprio, Peter Swanson, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(11), 2205-2211
Date: 11/2010
Type: Document
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My Husband Would Not Help Me, So I Was Driving Over There: Older Rural Women Experiencing Breast Cancer With a Non-supportive Intimate Partner
Describes the experiences of older rural women diagnosed with breast cancer while in a non-supportive, and sometimes abusive, intimate relationship.
Author(s): Erika Metzler Sawin
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 10(4), 1536
Date: 11/2010
Type: Document
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Recruitment of Rural and Cognitively Impaired Older Adults for Dental Research
Discusses the successful recruitment of rural community-dwelling older adults with cognitive impairment for dental research.
Author(s): B. Wu, E.A. Goedereis, R.J. Crout, et al.
Citation: Special Care in Dentistry, 30(5), 193-199
Date: 09/2010
Type: Document
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The 2010 Report to the Secretary: Rural Health and Human Services Issues
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on issues related to rural America. Topics include home and community based care for rural seniors, rural primary care workforce, and rural health care provider integration.
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Crossing Great Divides: A Guide to Elder Mobility Resources and Solutions in Indian Country
Discusses the impact of transportation services on healthcare access for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian older adults. Provides information about transportation funding opportunities to meet the needs of elders living on reservations. Describes Title VI Aging Services and Tribal Transit Programs.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Washington, D.C. February 17-19, 2010
Summarizes a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services. Topics addressed include: an update from HRSA director Mary Wakefield, the 2010 Report to the Secretary, committee discussion, issues facing the rural elderly, key issues in rural health and human services, and health information technology (HIT) meaningful use.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Population Over Age 65 by County
Printable map that shows the percent of population who are 65 years or older nationwide by county. Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census, Summary File 1.
Date: 2010
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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