Center for Gerontology


Faculty Research

Older Families in Rural Communities: Personal & Social Influences on Service Use
Investigators: Karen A. Roberto, Rosemary Blieszner
Funded By: National Research Institute Competitive Grants Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Research Interview

Project Description: The overall goal of this project was to gather data from older adults and their family caregivers living in rural southwest Virginia to learn how health and community-based services can win greater acceptability as a suitable complement to, or when necessary, alternative to, family caregiving.