July 24, 2019
CAPABLE is a national model that connects low-income seniors with an occupational therapist, registered nurse, and home repair services. Program coordinators from Hawaii and Maine share their successes and the challenges of helping rural residents age safely in place.
July 10, 2019
As more healthcare delivery efforts include social risk assessments, the impact of the social determinants of health is better understood. Rural clinicians, researchers, and other experts share perspectives on social isolation and loneliness.
July 10, 2019
Considered social determinants of health, social isolation and loneliness impact health. The University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center's Deputy Director, Dr. Carrie Henning-Smith, explains how these determinants impact rural Americans based on information from her team's recent studies.
November 14, 2018
Age and health status shouldn't be barriers to advance care planning. Advocates share that proactive discussions now can impact the ease of future decision-making about personal healthcare needs.
October 31, 2018
The benefits of palliative care are described as "the heart of healthcare." Experts and advocates share the importance of scaling this care to rural outpatients with serious illness and chronic medical conditions.
October 17, 2018
Late life domestic violence, considered by some to be a subcategory of elder abuse, also needs the attention of healthcare providers. Hear from researchers about prevalence, screening, costs, and legal issues, in addition to work being done in indigenous populations.