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Adult day care and the nursing home: the appropriateness of care in alternative settings

Research on Aging

Author: Arling, G., Harkins, E. B., Romaniuk, M.
Year: 1984
Type: Journal Article


To identify criteria for appropriate placement of impaired individuals, compared are interview data from adult day-care clients & nursing home applicants in Vancouver. (Romaniuk, Michael, & Arling, Greg, The Final Report from the Study of Adult Day Care in Virginia, Richmond: Virginia Center on Aging, 1982; & Harkins, Elizabeth B., & Bowling, C., The Final Report of the Study of the Virginia Nursing Home Pre-Admission Screening Program PASP , Richmond: Virginia Center on Aging, 1982). Applicants for nursing homes were found to differ from day-care clients in terms of socioeconomic status, severity of physical disability, living arrangements, sensory impairment, use of in-home services, & length of stay in hospitals. Future research is indicated to analyze the different types of day-care programs & develop predictive models for service use & continuity of participation.

Further Details

Pages 225-242
Volume 6
Issue 2
Accession Number 5.3.03
Research Notes Electronic copy added 19/08/2013
Keywords mobilityvisionhearingAssessment

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