4189.0 Rural Aging Issues

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This session will cover rural health issues related to aging and public health. The topics will include rurality and nursing home quality, rural youth entry into geriatric healthcare professions, the use of tele-health in rural areas, rural-urban disparity in breast cancer screening, Senior Outreach Nurse Program as one model for increasing access to health care for rural older adults, and perceptions of elder mistreatment in a rural county.
Session Objectives: 1. To compare the relative importance of individual and facility level factors on nursing home quality. 2. Describe an innovative model using tele-health for CHF management in rural areas. 3. Explain how to develop strong community partnerships and a referral system in rural communities to enhance service delivery for the older adults.
Marcia Gail Ory, PhD, MPH

Using Tele-health to Affect Cardiovascular Outcomes in Rural Areas: The Case of Southern Appalachia
Karen Cober, RN, MSN, Brian C. Martin, PhD, MBA, Amal Khoury, PhD, MPH and Chul-Young Roh, PhD, MPA

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Gerontological Health (newly approved name Aging & Public Health)
Endorsed by: Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)