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Title III Services: Variation in Use Within a State

Title III Services: Variation in Use Within a State Using data from Connecticut's management information system for Title III funds, we found,first, that such services are reaching at least one person in every town and thus modestly fulfillinga gateway function; about 9% of Connecticut's elderly use Title III services, with 20% of theoldest old obtaining such services. Nutrition services are reaching the most elderly, bothnumerically and geographically; among the oldest old (85+), home care service use was mostwidespread Indices of use were not statistically related to specific characteristics of the towns'populations (i.e., percentage of elderly, poor, or minority elderly), but small cities and ruraltowns had the highest use levels. Presence of nutrition sites within the town and service throughtwo of the five area agencies on aging (AAAs) were also correlated with high service use,controlling for the rural-urban continuum. Those two AAAs received the highest per capitaamount of Title III funds, based on the state's targeting formulas. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Applied Gerontology SAGE

Title III Services: Variation in Use Within a State

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SAGE
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Copyright © by SAGE Publications
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0733-4648
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1552-4523
DOI
10.1177/073346489101000202
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10111326
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Abstract

Using data from Connecticut's management information system for Title III funds, we found,first, that such services are reaching at least one person in every town and thus modestly fulfillinga gateway function; about 9% of Connecticut's elderly use Title III services, with 20% of theoldest old obtaining such services. Nutrition services are reaching the most elderly, bothnumerically and geographically; among the oldest old (85+), home care service use was mostwidespread Indices of use were not statistically related to specific characteristics of the towns'populations (i.e., percentage of elderly, poor, or minority elderly), but small cities and ruraltowns had the highest use levels. Presence of nutrition sites within the town and service throughtwo of the five area agencies on aging (AAAs) were also correlated with high service use,controlling for the rural-urban continuum. Those two AAAs received the highest per capitaamount of Title III funds, based on the state's targeting formulas.

Journal

Journal of Applied GerontologySAGE

Published: Jun 1, 1991

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