Research Alert: June 11, 2019

Unmet Need for Personal Care Assistance Among Rural and Urban Older Adults

Despite differences in health, health services, economic, and demographic characteristics, little is known about whether rural and urban areas differ in unmet need for personal care for older adults with functional limitations. This brief addresses that gap by analyzing rural-urban differences in unmet need for help across 11 activities.

Contact Information:

Carrie Henning-Smith, PhD, MPH, MSW
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Phone: 612.626.4512

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