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ERIC Number: EJ386791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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Deinstitutionalization of the Elderly Mentally Ill: Factors Affecting Discharge to Alternative Living Arrangements.
Sommers, Ira; And Others
Gerontologist, v28 n5 p653-58 Oct 1988
Examined placement of 248 older mentally ill persons into independent settings, community-based programs, or level III or level IV nursing homes. Risk of institutionalization increased as cognitive skills and family support declined. Consistent predictor of placement was prior residence. Number of medical problems and need for nursing or therapeutic services were not significant predictors of nursing home placement. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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