4002.0 Rural Aging Issues

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:30 AM
Older adults in rural area face specific challenges in disease management and health care. This session addresses the following issues: end-of-life quality of care in nursing homes, farm elders’ definition of health (as the ability to work), rural older adults' barriers to health care, using tele-health to affect cardiovascular outcomes in rural areas, and health and aging issues identified in a a community health needs assessment.
Session Objectives: 1. Assess rural-urban disparities in end-of-life care in nursing homes. 2. Explain the specific barriers among older adult community residents in accessing health care services (e.g., dental & vision care) and health insurance coverage.
Marcia G. Ory, PhD, MPH

8:30 AM
End-of-Life Quality of Care in Nursing Homes: Rural-Urban Disparities
Helena Temkin-Greener, PhD, Nan Tracy Zheng, PhD and Dana B. Mukamel, PhD
8:48 AM
Farm elders define health as the ability to work
Deborah Reed, RN, PhD, Mary Kay Rayens, PhD, Sarah Adkins, MS and Lori Garkovich, PhD
9:06 AM
9:24 AM
Using Tele-Health to Affect Cardiovascular Outcomes in Rural Areas: The Case of Southern Appalachia - Part II
Karen Cober, RN, MSN, Brian C. Martin, PhD, MBA and Amal Khoury, PhD, MPH

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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