ERIC Number: ED143937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Invisible Institution: Adult Foster Care in the U.S.A.
Deines, Helen G.; And Others
This report is one facet of an on-going effort to delineate, describe and analyze the current status of foster home care for adults in the U.S. Foster home care attempts to maintain the resident's normal life functioning within a family setting. It involves the use of a private family residence for the care of non-related aged or infirm persons. Supervision or assistance with feeding, toileting, or personal hygiene is given, but professional nursing services are not usually provided. The report reflects a survey conducted by the authors to answer several questions about the extent and nature of Adult Foster Care facilities and planning agencies, including whether they are licensed and how much interest seems to exist. Details of their findings are presented, as well as a list of tentative conclusions. The need for more information regarding all facets of AFC is emphasized. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society (29th, October l976, New York, N.Y.)