ERIC Number: ED318849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Community Care of the Aged in Scandinavia.
This document describes the situation of people 65 years and older in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. There is growing concern in the Scandinavian countries with provision for the elderly in the future and the feeling that government involvement may not be as great in the future as it has been in the past. The growth of formal care, the changing family structure, and the relationship between formal and informal care of the elderly are addressed. Support to families who are providing care for their own elderly members is cited, and the use of home help as an example of formal care is discussed. Fifty-six references are listed, and the document concludes with an appendix that details the statistical variables used in a study on the use of home help among the aged reported in the document. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Children, Aging (Individuals), Community Services, Family Caregivers, Family Relationship, Family Structure, Foreign Countries, Gerontology, Home Health Aides, Homebound, Older Adults, Retirement, Social Action, Social Agencies, Social Isolation, Social Planning, Social Responsibility, Social Services, Social Structure
International Exchange Center on Gerontology, University of South Florida, P.O. Box 3208, Tampa, FL 33620 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Exchange Center on Gerontology, Tampa, FL.