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Resources by Topic: Home and community-based services

Promising Approaches to Integrating Community Health Workers into Health Systems: Four Case Studies
Identifies the scope of practice, supervision, financing, and the workforce standards implemented by states and employers in the development of community health worker (CHW) programs. Four case studies that include rural counties illustrate the challenges and opportunities for integrating CHWs into health systems.
Author(s): Lauren Eyster, Randall R. Bovbjerg
Date: 12/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute
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Home and Community-Based Alternatives to Nursing Home Care
Examines alternatives to nursing homes available by analyzing individual program capacities and the range and type of services offered by rural home and community-based care alternatives. Determines the supply and demand for home and community-based care alternatives compared to nursing homes in rural Pennsylvania in 2012.
Author(s): Janet Ann Melnick, Geraldine Ferrer, Heather Shanks-McElroy, Sara Dunay
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Elder Health in Rural America
Provides an overview of the interplay between rural communities and rural elder health. Discusses policy and practices. Covers recommendations for policy makers based on a systems approach, incorporating sustainability, best practice, quality, efficiency, and effectiveness.
Author(s): Rebecca M. Hartman, Florence M. Weierbach
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Widespread Need for Caregivers
Finding an adequate supply of trained caregivers to provide in-home care for seniors continues to be a challenge, especially in rural areas.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Integrated Social Services is Key Component in Senior Independence
Community programs in West Virginia and other states are bringing caregivers to the rural elderly, helping them continue to stay in their homes.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Respite for Rural Family Caregivers: Overcoming the Challenges
Discusses care recipients and their caregivers who live in rural and frontier areas. Offers suggestions to assist family caregivers, respite providers and administrators, and Lifespan Respite grantees in finding or developing respite resources.
Date: 10/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
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Home and Community-Based Services: Meeting the Long-Term Care Needs of Rural Seniors
Describes health care needs that seniors face when long-term care and health care services are not available. Issues include provider shortages, travel distances, migration and rural population, Medicaid, and home and community-based services.
Author(s): Joshua Ewing
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures
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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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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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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Rapid City, South Dakota, June 9-11, 2009
Minutes from the 62nd meeting of the NACRHHS, which provides recommendations on rural health and human services issues to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Meeting included discussions on the following topics: rural primary care provider workforce, home and community-based care for rural seniors, and healthcare provider integration.
Date: 06/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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