The purpose of the study addressed in this article was to identify ways to reduce risk and improve safe aging in place among rural older adults. Resident and Extension faculty and county educators visited study participants at home to assess functional capacity and the home environment. Extension professionals may be uniquely positioned to provide programming to help older adults age in place. Aging in place programming may help improve quality of life for older adults and their family members and caregivers.
Peek, G. G., & Bishop, A. J. (2016). Keeping It Safe: Aging in Place Among Rural Older Adults. The Journal of Extension, 54(2), Article 14. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol54/iss2/14