ERIC Number: ED145358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Prospects for Extended Family Households Providing Creative Environments for the Elderly.
Sussman, Marvin B.
The role of incentives, i.e. economic and service supports, is explored in an attempt to find ways and means to provide elderly family members with creative enviornments so as to enhance their life conditions and relationships. In order to investigate the feasibility, circumstances, and conditions under which the family network, in lieu of institutionalization, may be utilized as an alternative or complementary long-term care system and provider of home environment for its aged members, three different population groups from a large metropolitan area were interviewed. Households were chosen from a randomly selected sample classified by race and sex (N=356). Statistical techniques employed included multiple correlation and regression analysis. Results of the study indicate that the majority of respondent families will take in a near or distant elderly relative, and that incentives are not determinants of this decision. More research is indicated to determine whether incentives are enhancing rather than determining in the caring process. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Aging, Inc. Washington, D.C., April 17-20, 1977)