Living at Home in Rural America: Improving Accessibility for Older Adults and People with a Disability

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Living at Home in Rural America: Improving Accessibility for Older Adults and People with a Disability

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), along with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have released a joint informational bulletin on improving accessibility for adults and people with a disability in rural America. This Joint Informational Bulletin provides state Medicaid agencies, state and local housing agencies, state and local public health agencies, and other health and housing entities with information to better understand existing federal resources and programs that are intended to improve health and housing outcomes in rural America. These resources may address reducing physical environmental barriers in the home, increasing safety, minimizing the risk of falls, and supporting a person’s ability and desire to remain in his or her own home.

To read the full joint bulletin in its entirety, click here.