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Rural Area Agencies on Aging: An Overview of Activities and Policy Issues

Journal of Aging Studies

Author: Krout, J. A.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1991


Mail survey data obtained from 422 rural area agencies on aging (AAAs) in 1987 are used to investigate their characteristics & service activities & to explore rural-urban differences in health & social service availability & accessibility. A clear rural disadvantage in resources & services for the elderly is found, with rural AAAs serving much larger, more sparsely populated areas with poorer & older elderly populations, having much smaller budgets & staffs, & supporting fewer services. Implications for practitioners & policymakers are discussed, arguing that there is a need to address factors associated with rural-urban inequity, eg, intrastate funding formulas, rural service models & training needs, & regulations regarding direct service provision.

Further Details

Pages: 409-424
Volume: 5
Issue: 4
Accession Number: 20.5.03
Keywords: North America, older, health improvement, policy compliance
Reads: 162