New report on the Rural Elderly from Rural Services Network

Key findings from the report include:

  • Increasing difficulties in accessing services
  • Levels of relative poverty similar to urban areas
  • Decreasing funding for social care
  • Reliance on informal care by family
  • Wide geographical variations in health funding
  • High incidence of loneliness
  • Little information on crime, neglect or abuse

See full report

Leave a Reply