Year(s) Funded: 2019-2020
Topic(s): Aging, Disabilities, Home Health, Hospice and Palliative Care, Long-term Care, Rural Statistics and Demographics, Social Determinants of Health
Project Lead: Carrie Henning-Smith
The purpose of this project is twofold: first, to develop a chartbook providing a profile of older adults (age 65 and older) in rural areas and next, to assess where in the U.S. rural residents age 85 and older (the “oldest old”) are most likely to live, what rural counties have experienced the fastest growth of the population age 85 and older, and what strategies are in place or are possible for supporting this population in aging in place.
- “They’re not leaving their home; this is where they were born, this is where they will die.”: Key Informant Perspectives From the U.S. Counties With the Greatest Concentration of the Oldest Old, July 14th, 2021
- Rural-Urban Differences among Older Adults, August 27th, 2020
- Characteristics of Counties with the Highest Proportion of the Oldest Old, May 12th, 2020