Online Program

Older Adults and Disability

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
It is important to address the health needs of older adults with disabilities. Among topics this session addresses include: relation between a usual source of care and patient and provider interactions among older adults; relation between race and ethnicity, a usual source of care and receipt of preventive services; socioeconomic predictors of falls among older adults; effect of financial strain on older adults' unmet needs; and impact of unmet need on health status in community-dwelling older adults.
Session Objectives: 1. To examine whether socioeconomic characteristics (income, assets, and education) predict the likelihood of falling among population-based sample of older adults in a longitudinal tracking study. 2. To assess the effects of financial strain and socioeconomic factors on the unmet needs of community-dwelling older adults with disabilities. 3. To explore the impact of unmet needs for personal assistance with ADL, personal assistance with IADL, and access of healthcare on health status.

Socioeconomic predictors of falls among older adults: A population-based, longitudinal study   
Emily Nicklett, PhD, MSW, Robert Taylor, PhD and Deleise Wilson, PhD, RN

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Chiropractic Health Care, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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

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