Catherine Hawes, PhD

Southwest Rural Health Research Center

Phone: 979.458.0081
Fax: 979.458.0656
Email: hawes@srph.tamhsc.edu

Southwest Rural Health Research Center
Texas A&M University
School of Rural Public Health 1266 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1266


Completed Projects - (3)

  • Comparison of Assisted Living in Rural and Non-Rural Areas
    Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Long term care, Rural statistics and demographics
  • Medicaid Budget Cuts and Long-Term Care Supplement
    Data on each state will be collected identifying all the changes made to their Medicaid program in the area of long-term care or related services to the frail elderly and disabled, and a policy paper addressing the impact of Medicaid cuts on long term care services, particularly among the elderly in rural areas, will be produced.
    Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Aging, Disabilities, Health policy, Long term care, Medicaid and S-CHIP
  • Mental Health Services: The Effect of Variations in State Policies
    This study will identify variations in state licensure and payment or coverage polices and examine the effect of these variations on the availability of mental health services in rural areas.
    Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Health policy, Health services, Mental health

Publications - (4)

  • Assisted Living In Rural America: Results from a National Survey
    Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 03/2005
    Examines the assisted living industry in metropolitan and rural areas. Results indicate that assisted living was largely a private-pay form of long-term care and was more common in metropolitan than rural areas. Findings suggest that assisted living will make only a marginal contribution to meeting the needs in rural areas.
  • Differences Between Newly Admitted Nursing Home Residents in Rural and Nonrural Areas in a National Sample
    Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 02/2006
    This research investigates whether differences in acuity are a function of differences in resident payer status and occur for both individuals admitted for short stays, with Medicare as payer, and those needing chronic care.
  • Nursing Homes in Rural and Urban Areas, 2000
    Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 02/2003
    There are higher percentages of elderly population in and the utilization rates of nursing homes are higher in rural areas. Overall, problems in rural nursing homes are at a much higher risk for poor outcomes, but it is most apparent in extremely isolated rural areas.
  • Nursing Homes In Rural And Urban Areas, 2001
    Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 06/2004
    Chart book providing descriptive data on the entire population of longer-stay nursing home residents in the country in calendar year 2001 and categorizing them according to the rurality of the nursing home in which they receive care in an effort to address questions related to residents' characteristics and quality of care.