ERIC Number: ED216300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Public Policy and the Frail Elderly: A Staff Report.
Lewis, Dorethea, Ed.
This Federal Council on Aging report contains recommendations for a national policy regarding services for the frail elderly and describes the principles on which the recommendations are based. Recommended core services are discussed and characteristics and statistics relating to the frail elderly are identified. The report describes existing help, both in terms of family and social support. Government studies concerning care for the mentally and physically disabled, protective services, age discrimination, and care for veterans are cited. Policy recommendations from the private sector regarding long-term care for the elderly are also reviewed. References are provided along with two appendices containing the instrument used to obtain information for the report and hypotheses and questions used to complete the report. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC. Federal Council on the Aging.