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Aging in place: the role of formal human services


Author: Morris, J. N., Morris, S. A.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1992


Examines the role of formal human services for the elderly, & ways in which these services have been incorporated into support networks that keep the elderly in the community, using 1982-1987 survey data obtained from an ongoing study of the elderly in MA. Results indicate that formal services were most frequently used by a minority of functionally impaired elders with less informal support. Meals & transportation were the most common services used. Formal services did not work as a substitute, but as a support, for informal services. It is concluded that informal support, despite common beliefs, still plays a prominant role in the lives of the elderly.

Further Details

Pages: 41-48
Volume: 16
Issue: 2
Accession Number: 23.5.03
Keywords: older, mobility
Reads: 314