Rural Health Resources by Topic: Elderly population
2022 Transportation Trends
Identifies trends and issues affecting the availability of accessible transportation for older adults and people with disabilities. Summarizes results of a September 2022 survey of public transit and human services transportation providers; stakeholders; and aging and disability organizations such as Area Agencies on Aging, Centers for Independent Living
and Aging and Disability Resource Centers. Discusses nine themes related to the challenges of providing transportation to older adults, younger adults with disabilities, and caregivers, including the lack of transportation options in rural areas.
Date: 05/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center view details
NACRHHS Updates: PACE and Childcare Need in Rural Areas
Webinar recording discusses the use of the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and the availability of childcare in rural areas. Features presentations from representatives of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network, and the Redlands Christian Migrant Association.
Audio Recording, Webinar Slides
Date: 04/2023 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2021: An Annual Report
Discusses food insecurity rates among Americans age 60 or older. Includes demographics and characteristics of seniors lacking sufficient access to food, and provides trends and state-level information on food insecurity. Features data breakdowns by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan settings.
Author(s): James Ziliak, Craig Gundersen Date: 04/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Feeding America view details
Tribal Nursing Home & Assisted Living Facility Directory
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: 03/2023 Type: Directory Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
Listening to Riders and Providers: A Synthesis Report on NADTC's Focus Groups and Stakeholder Meetings
Summarizes findings from four focus groups exploring how perceptions of transportation users may be impacted by race, ethnicity, culture, or other personal characteristics. Presents findings from older adults, younger adults with disabilities, and caregivers. Also reports on stakeholder meetings with urban/suburban and rural stakeholders. Identifies lessons learned and next steps to inform transportation diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
Date: 02/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center view details
Rural Population Health in the United States: A Chartbook
Presents rural population health data by Census region and state, with some data by sex, race, and ethnicity. Includes U.S. maps showing county-level data as well as a variety of charts, including rural-urban disparity charts, state summary charts, and more. Topics addressed include access to care, health outcomes and risks, mortality, social determinants of health, and socioeconomic data.
Author(s): Randy Randolph, Sharita Thomas, Mark Holmes, et al. Date: 02/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program view details
Perceived Benefits of Geriatric Specialty Telemedicine among Rural Patients and Caregivers
Explores the perceived benefits of a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) geriatric specialty telemedicine service (GRECC Connect), which connects geriatric interdisciplinary teams in urban areas with older veterans in rural areas through videoconferencing platforms. Summarizes results of interviews 30 rural older adults enrolled in the VHA and their caregivers about the content and quality of their GRECC Connect visits.
Author(s): Eileen M. Dryden, Meaghan A. Kennedy, Jennifer Conti, et al. Citation: Health Services Research, 58(Suppl 1), 26-35 Date: 02/2023 Type: Document view details
Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL) Meeting Minutes, January 19-20, 2023
Summarizes the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL) meeting held on January 19-20, 2023. Includes presentations and discussions on the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the National Caregiver Strategy, age-friendly public health systems, the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program, and Title VII mental and behavioral health education and training programs. Includes rural references throughout.
Date: 01/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary Community-Based Linkages view details
The State of Health in Tennessee: 2023 Annual Report to the 113th Tennessee General Assembly
Provides a comprehensive overview of health in Tennessee, including health outcomes of individuals and information on
the health of the state's healthcare system. Includes statistics on rural hospitals that have closed in recent years, and those at risk of closure as of 2022. Features county-level maps showing Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Date: 01/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health view details