Mind, Mood, Mobility: Supporting Independence Among Rural Older Adults at Risk for Functional Decline.
2020 Jun 22;:890117120934622doi: 10.1177/0890117120934622
Rural communities need access to effective interventions that can prevent functional decline among a growing population of older adults. We describe the conceptual framework and rationale for a multicomponent intervention ("Mind, Mood, Mobility") delivered by Area Agency on Aging staff for rural older adults at risk for functional decline due to early impairments in cognition, mood, or mobility. Our proposed model utilizes primary care to identify at-risk older adults, combines evidence-based interventions that address multiple risk factors simultaneously, and leverages a community-based aging services workforce for intervention delivery.
Am J Health Promot|2020 Jun 22