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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Home and community-based services

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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Systems of Care: Environmental Scan of Medicaid-Funded Long-Term Supports and Services
Assists state and federal policymakers with identifying strategies to address clinical and long-term support and service needs of Medicaid beneficiaries. Provides an overview of the state of the publicly funded long-term care delivery system in 2010 and discusses rural versus urban infrastructure. Part of the Innovations in the Medicaid Continuum of Care series.
Author(s): Gretchen Engquist, Cyndy Johnson, William Courtland Johnson
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Medicaid-Funded Long-Term Supports and Services: Snapshots of Innovation
Identifies high-quality and cost-effective strategies for urban and rural areas to address clinical and long-term support and service needs of Medicaid beneficiaries. Discusses reimbursement issues for telehealth services in rural areas.
Author(s): Gretchen Engquist, Cyndy Johnson, William Courtland Johnson
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Medicaid-Funded Long-Term Care: Toward More Home- and Community-Based Options
Discusses initial federal policy suggestions for reforming Medicaid-funded long-term care supports and services (LTSS) system in the U.S. Outlines reform issues and policy recommendations.
Author(s): Gretchen Engquist, Cyndy Johnson, Alice Lind, Lindsay Palmer Barnette
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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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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