RuralAge is a program established by LeadingAge Kansas to cater to the unique needs or rural aging services providers. We have created this web site and supporting programs to help the small rural not-for-profit aging service providers survive and excel in the future. Our goal is to provide management support and strategic planning resources to your organization in an economical and efficient way. Learn More about The RuralAge Project
In the coming years, the delivery of services to seniors will be more challenging in rural communities than in any other population. According to the federal agency of the Office of Management and Budget currently, 25% of seniors in the U.S. live in a rural community, either alone or with their spouse. In many of these communities, the not for profit nursing facility is the primary provider of services to the frail elderly.
Yet, the federal and state reimbursement and regulatory systems under which you operate provide no special treatment or encouragement to encourage your survival for the long term. Even with the great demand for home and community based services by the elders, there is no special consideration given to rural providers.
What is unique about rural providers?
Unique characteristics of seniors in rural areas:
Articles Developed by LeadingAge Kansas on Rural Considerations
Accompanying Presentations for Rural Boards