ERIC Number: ED165047
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Nov-11
Reference Count: N/A
The Nation's Rural Elderly. Hearing Before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, Ninety-Fifth Congress, First Session. Part 10, Terre Haute, Indiana.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate.
Due to the smaller populations of rural areas, the greater distances between places, the generally smaller and one-dimensional economic bases, and the movement of younger persons away from rural areas, the rural elderly have unique problems. Few services are available which are designed to help elderly persons remain in their homes rather than in institutional care facilities. The Terre Haute area is representative of a rural environment. Testimony received from a number of witnesses addresses three specific topics: (1) the provision of services to the elderly under the Older Americans Act; (2) the energy problems of the elderly; and (3) health care delivery systems for the elderly. Information collected will be used to develop and implement a national policy on aging. (Author/JLL)
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Health Needs, Hearings, Housing, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Policy Formation, Poverty, Rural Population, Transportation, Visiting Homemakers
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Older Americans Act 1965