Rural-Urban Differences in Anticipated Need for Aging-Related Assistance Among Pre-Retirement Age Adults
Beliefs and expectations about future needs for assistance with activities of daily living and how these needs will be met influence individuals' preparation for these events, and may or may not be realistic as regard the resources available in their community. We will use information from a nationally representative survey to ascertain how rural and urban adults aged 40-64 view their future and their plans for coping.
Looking Ahead: Rural-Urban Differences in Anticipated Need for Aging-Related Assistance
Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Rural older adults with a disability can anticipate a longer lifespan than urban adults. Rural areas tend to be served by fewer providers of home health services. This brief describes the degree to which rural and urban pre-retirement age adults, persons ages 40-64, anticipate the need for assistance later in life and where they obtain such help.