ERIC Number: ED215273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
[White House Conference on Aging, 1981. Health Services. Report and Executive Summary of the Technical Committee.]
Beck, John; And Others
The first section of this Technical Committee Report provides a brief summary of the major health problems of the elderly. Problems are categorized under the general headings of health maintenance, chronic illness, mental illness, multiple impairments, demographic characteristics, manpower (geriatric medicine, nursing, and other health professions), prevention, death, Medicare, and minorities. Supporting discussions are included for each category as well as references to more extensive information. The second part of this report recommends changes in policies and programs to better address the health care needs of the aged. The eight recommendations listed in this section, predicated on the conviction that a national health policy for the elderly should focus on the quality of life and emphasize maximum functional independence, are categorized in terms of: (1) useful work; (2) primary care; (3) allied health professionals; (4) Medicare reforms; (5) long-term care coordinating service; (6) humane terminal care; (7) professional training in geriatrics and gerontology; and (8) research in geriatrics and gerontology. An executive summary of this report is also included. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: White House Conference on Aging, Washington, DC.