ERIC Number: ED116091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Homes for the Aged: Supervision and Standards. A Report on the Legal Situation in European Countries.
The International Center for Social Gerontology (ICSG) is making available this translation of a timely study by Ernst Noam which describes and compares legislation, policies, and procedures for licensing, supervision, and inspection of homes for the aged in various Western and Eastern European nations. This study is presented to help provide a further understanding of the common goals and objectives contained in both European and American enactments affecting the elderly in institutions, as well as to help illustrate how policies and procedures to implement these goals and objectives may vary according to the social, economic, and political influences prevailing in each country. It is our hope that this report will be useful to public officials and professionals concerned with legal standards and social programs which safeguard and enhance the dignity and freedom of the Nation's elderly in need of institutional care. (Author)
Descriptors: Certification, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Facilities, Inspection, Legal Responsibility, Legislation, Older Adults, Personal Care Homes, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Standards, Supervision, Surveys
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (HC $1.65)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: International Center for Social Gerontology, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC. National Clearinghouse on Aging.