ERIC Number: ED136129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Adult Day Care--Extended Family.
Smith, Bert K.
This booklet reports on a community project in Texas involving a day care center for senior citizens. It contains an analysis of successes and failures in attempting to satisfy the project's goals of: (l) keeping individuals out of institutions as long as possible; (2) providing social contact and enrichment experiences; (3) making the burden lighter for younger members of a family, adult children who work, and so on; (4) providing a nutritional program and pleasant surroundings for elderly who otherwise would be much alone; (5) providing transportation in some form... for travel to medical clinics, dentists, and doctors' offices, recreational trips, therapists, adult education classes, over and above the normal travel to and from the center. Case examples are also included, as well as a review of other similar centers. (MML)
Descriptors: Adult Day Care, Adult Development, Community Centers, Community Programs, Human Services, Life Style, Older Adults, Social Environment, Social Responsibility, Social Services
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
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