Publication Date: November 10th, 2021
Publication Type(s): Policy Brief
Topic(s): Aging, Health Disparities and Health Equity, Healthcare Access, Public Health, Rural Statistics and Demographics, Social Determinants of Health, Transportation
Author(s): Lahr M, Henning-Smith C
To date there is limited information available about the ability to age in place in rural communities and what barriers may prevent older adults from safely doing so. This policy brief presents findings from an online survey of State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs) describing barriers for older adults in successfully aging in place in rural communities, and recommendations for how to improve the ability to safely age in place in rural areas of their states.