Long-Term Services and Supports Use Among Older Medicare Beneficiaries in Rural and Urban Areas
Long-term care, MRHRC, access, LTSS, long term services and supports, rural, nursing homes, home and community-based services, HCBS, Medicare, health, aging, USM Aging Initiative, Health and Wellness
Research on Aging
Analyzing the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, authors from the Maine Rural Health Research Center found that compared to their urban counterparts, rural Medicare beneficiaries had higher odds of nursing home use after controlling for beneficiary characteristics and contextual factors including nursing home bed supply.
Funding Organization or Grant
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Coburn, A. F., Ziller, E. C., Paluso, N., Thayer, D., & Talbot, J. A. (2019). Long-term services and supports use among older Medicare beneficiaries in rural and urban areas. Research on Aging, 41(3). doi: 10.1177/0164027518824117