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Resources by Topic: Elderly population

The Older Population: 2020
Offers overview of the older population from the 2020 Census with comparisons to the 2000 and 2010 Censuses. Data analyzed by gender, race and ethnicity, state, rurality, and more.
Author(s): Zoe Caplan, Megan Rabe
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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The Built Environment and Social and Emotional Support among Rural Older Adults: The Case for Social Infrastructure and Attention to Ethnoracial Differences
Evaluated 110,850 rural older adults to determine the connection between social infrastructure and social and emotional support (SaES). Looks for variance across race and ethnicity and discusses the implication for mental health.
Author(s): Danielle Rhubart, Jennifer Kowalkowski, Logan Wincott
Citation: Rural Sociology 88(3), 731-762
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
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Distribution of Direct Care Workforce COVID-19 Funding Between Rural and Urban Counties in Minnesota and Illinois
Brief highlights the differences in the distribution of CARES Act direct care workforce funding between rural and urban counties in Minnesota and Illinois. Discusses the differences in distribution between the two states and the consequences for rural COVID-19 outcomes.
Author(s): Katie Rydberg, Janette Dill, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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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
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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.
Additional links: Audio Recording, Webinar Slides
Date: 04/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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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
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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
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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
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Utilizing Innovations In Telehealth To Advance The Care Of Patients In Congregate Settings
Webinar describing best practices, lessons learned, and innovations developed in telehealth mobile technologies to support clinical screening, treatment, and care of isolated, high-risk rural populations in prison and nursing home facilities.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Transcript
Author(s): Michael Patterson, David C. Gordon
Date: 02/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center
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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
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