ERIC Number: ED215271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
[White House Conference on Aging, 1981. Social & Health Aspects of Long Term Care. Report and Executive Summary of the Technical Committee.]
Fahey, Charles J.; And Others
The introduction to this Technical Committee Report describes the committee's procedures, provides an overview of long-term care, and enumerates assumptions and values identified by the committee as important factors in the formation of recommendations. Four major findings and seven key issues of the committee are also listed. Eight committee-adopted recommendations covering both broad and specific strategies to improve the delivery of health and social services to persons "at risk" are offered as a framework for the 1981 White House Conference on Aging delegates to debate how public policy can be made more responsive to the needs of this vulnerable group. The recommendations for the establishment of an organized system of long-term care are concerned with: (1) the focus of a long-term care system; (2) informal supports and family caregiving; (3) the community long-term care system; (4) mental health; (5) sponsorship; (6) quality and appropriateness of care assurances; (7) financing; and (8) human resources. A glossary of terms and an executive summary of this report are also included. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Dept. of Philosophy.
Identifiers: Long Term Care; White House Conference on Aging
Note: Paper presented at the White House Conference on Aging (3rd, Washington, DC, November 30-December 3, 1981). For related documents, see CG 015 980-987 and CG 015 990-CG 016 022.