Ageing In Rural Environments

This book examines rural areas and discusses the issues, programs and policies designed to meet residents’ needs.

The book is designed for students and practitioners, and features case studies from experts in the fields of health, social work, nursing, pharmacy, speech pathology and counseling to show how to better provide care to elderly individuals in rural communities.

Topics explored in the book include health and wellness, transportation, housing, long-term care, income, employment and retirement, and the needs of special populations (ethnic minorities, immigrants and the LGBTQ population).

The book is packaged with links to podcast interviews of professionals working in the field, discussion questions, PowerPoint slides, a test question bank, and suggested activities and exercises to help readers understand the material.