ERIC Number: ED203249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-23
Reference Count: 0
Adult Day Care Programs. Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care of the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.
This report of a congressional subcommittee hearing focuses on the status of day care programs for the elderly. Opening statements by subcommittee members consider the need for programs, costs, government involvement, and abuse of the elderly. Summarized statements by witnesses examine the value of various day care programs as alternatives to nursing homes. A panel of witnesses presents family histories of elderly parents and their experiences with day care; one panel member describes his own participation in a day care program. Findings from a study on the costs and effects of adult day care conducted by the National Center for Health Services Research are presented, and the differences between health-oriented day care and social day care are discussed. The status of adult day care in Massachusetts and Washington is outlined by two witnesses; programs and costs are also reviewed. Testimonies by directors from various models and day care programs are included along with statements from a panel of administration spokespersons. The appendix contains additional statements and an extensive conference report on adult day health care. (NRB)
Descriptors: Adult Day Care, Adult Programs, Family Relationship, Health Needs, Hearings, Individual Needs, Nursing Homes, Older Adults, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Social Services
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to small print.