Barriers to Aging in Place in Rural Communities: Perspectives From State Offices of Rural Health


To date there is limited information available about the ability to age in place in rural communities and what barriers may prevent older adults from safely doing so. This policy brief presents findings from an online survey of State Offices of Rural Health describing barriers for older adults in successfully aging in place in rural communities, and recommendations for how to improve the ability to safely age in place in rural areas of their states.

University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Megan Lahr, Carrie Henning-Smith