ERIC Number: ED215261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
[White House Conference on Aging, 1981. Papers Prepared by the Gerontological Society of America.]
Gerontological Society, Washington, DC.
This document contains eight papers presented at the 1981 White House Conference on Aging. Each paper begins with a statement of a Congressional finding relevant to the topic under consideration, followed by a presentation and discussion of important issues related to each topic. The first paper, "Research on the Aging Process," explores the scope of research on aging and considers biomedical, behavioral, and social science research. The paper on health care investigates shortcomings in Medicare coverage, mental health needs, and the delivery of health care services to older people. An examination of housing and housing services for older people discusses owner-occupied housing, rental housing, and the need for coordination of community resources. A social services report focuses on the Older Americans Act and the delivery of services to older people. A paper on long-term care considers the continuum of care needed by chronically ill older people and discusses both institutionalization and home-care alternatives. Employment opportunities for older people and the ramifications of a national retirement policy are also reviewed. The final paper focuses on the elimination of negative stereotypes toward aging and older people. (NRB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Gerontological Society, Washington, DC.