5121.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Long Term Care and Health Services for the Elderly in Rural Settings

Learning Objectives: 1) To understand differences between rural and urban elderly populations. 2) To understand issues related to provision of health services in rural areas. 3) To become knowledgable about programs available to rural older Americans
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):Joan Van Nostrand, DPA
12:30 PMFalls among the elderly in rural settings
L. Fleming Fallon, MD, DrPH, PhD, J. Steven Fulks, PhD, Glenn Shields, DSW, William King, PhD
12:48 PMTrends in aging, functional status and community living: Rural verusus urban comparisons
Elaine Jurkowski, MSW, PhD
1:06 PMCommunity-Based Screening for Nutritional and Functional Risk Among Rural Older Adults
Joseph R. Sharkey, MPH, RD, Pamela S. Haines, DrPH, RD
1:24 PMPractical approaches to improving immunizations for rural elderly
Jennifer Kelly, MS, Kathleeen Schwartz, MPH, Ruth Ann Tsukuda, MPH, Joyce DeMonnin, MPH
1:42 PMDisparities in Nutritional Risk Among Black and White Older Adults in Rural Areas: The Home-Delivered Meals Program
Joseph R. Sharkey, MPH, RD, Pamela S. Haines, DrPH, RD
Sponsor:Gerontological Health
Cosponsors:Disability Forum; Epidemiology; Health Administration; Social Work

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA