Rural Elders and Long-term Care
Rural Health, Elderly, Longterm Care, Cutler Institute, Population Health and Health Policy, USM Aging Initiative, Health and Wellness
In this article, we compare the demographic and health characteristics of rural and urban elders, assessing important differences in the availability and use of health and long-term care services. We discuss the implications of these in the context of the changing environments of health and long-term care policy and identify barriers to improving the rural long-term care system.
Coburn, A. F., & Bolda, E. J. (2001). Rural elders and long-term care. Western Journal of Medicine, 174(3), 209-213.