"They're not leaving their home; this is where they were born, this is where they will die.": Key Informant Perspectives From the U.S. Counties With the Greatest Concentration of the Oldest Old

Date
07/2021
Journal
Research on Aging
Description
Researchers share interview results with key informants from 50 rural U.S. counties with the highest percentage of the residents ages 85 and older or the "oldest old." Respondents shared unique challenges to serving this population, as well as positive attributes of rural communities that make them attractive places for growing older.
Center
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Authors
Carrie Henning-Smith, Megan Lahr, Jill Tanem