ERIC Number: ED316795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Day Care--Extended Family.
Smith, Bert Kruger
This pamphlet describes a multi-purpose day-care center for the elderly in Abilene, Texas which is intended to fill the "extended family" role of offering companionship, medical attention, and other aspects of concern to older persons in the community. The goals of the program are as follows: (1) to keep individuals out of institutions as long as possible; (2) to provide social contact and enrichment experience; (3) to make the burdens lighter for the younger members of a family; (4) to provide a nutritional program and pleasant surroundings for the elderly who otherwise would be much alone; and (5) to provide transportation in some form--for travel to medical clinics, dentists, and physicians' offices, recreational trips, therapists, and adult education classes--over and above the normal travel to and from the center. Other functions of the center include advocacy, a convalescent facility, initiation of programs, counseling, and volunteer coordinators. The final section provides a look at day care patterns throughout the nation, and recommends federal policy changes to promote day care for older persons. (TE)
Descriptors: Adult Day Care, Adult Foster Care, Community Centers, Community Programs, Frail Elderly, Human Services, Older Adults, Program Descriptions, Social Agencies, Social Support Groups
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, Attn: Publications Division, University of Texas, P.O. Box 7998, Austin, TX 78713-7998.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
Identifiers - Location: Texas