Toolkit: State Strategies to Support Older Adults Aging in Place in Rural Areas

This toolkit from the National Academy for State Health Policy highlights state initiatives to help older rural adults age in place by increasing services that help people remain in their homes, expanding and professionalizing the caregiver workforce, and making delivery system reforms within Medicaid programs.  According to research referenced in the toolkit, more than 85 percent of older adults prefer to remain in their own homes and communities, and serving older adults in their homes is usually less expensive than housing people in facilities. This resource was funded by the Geriatrics Program in the Bureau of Health Workforce at the Health Resources and Services Administration.   The Toolkit can be accessed here.