Social Environment, Prosperity

Improve the quality of life of elderly by providing supportive social services

Presence of the full continuum of care

Area Agency on Aging

Health care providers Health care plans Medicare



Library readership, voting

Community survey, voting rolls

Local health agencies Social service agencies Area Agency on Aging



Senior citizen income and property ownership

Community surveys, census, local property tax office, possibly IRS

Business and industry Nursing homes and caretaking organizations Community organizations Disease or patient organizations General public

Physical Environment

Decrease hazards to elderly in the physical environment

Crimes against elderly persons or residential burglaries

Uniform crime reports, other police data

Health care providers Health care plans Medicare Local health agencies



Falls among the elderly that result in hospitalization

Hospital discharge data using ICD-9-CM E-codes, if available (otherwise N-codes for hip fractures)

Social service agencies Police departments Area Agency on Aging Business and industry Community organizations General public

NOTE: BRFSS, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System; ICD-9-CM, International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification; IRS, Internal Revenue Service.

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