ERIC Number: ED216303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Mental Health and the Elderly: Recommendations for Action. The Reports of the President's Commission on Mental Health: Task Panel on the Elderly and the Secretary's Committee on Mental Health and Illness of the Elderly.
Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC. Federal Council on the Aging.
This publication contains the reports of two major public advisory bodies which studied and conducted hearings on mental health needs of the elderly and developed recommendations for public policy to address these needs. The first report reviews current mental health needs and considers the projected needs for dealing with emotional stress during the next 25 years and lists seven recommendations for public policy based on existing laws and institutions. The second report deals with future needs of mental health facilities, manpower training and research, the appropriate care of the elderly in mental institutions, and proposals for implementing recommendations from the 1971 White House Conference on Aging about mental health of the elderly. (JAC)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Emotional Problems, Geriatrics, Gerontology, Health Needs, Health Services, Mental Health Programs, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Outreach Programs, Public Policy, Research Needs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC. Federal Council on the Aging.
Note: Material made available at the White House Conference on Aging (3rd, Washington, DC, November 30-December 3, 1981). For related documents, see CG 015 980-986 and ED 215 257-289.