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Correlates of Service Utilization among Adult Day Care Clients

Home Health Care Services Quarterly

Author: Kirwin, P. M.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1988

Abstract:

Three county adult day care programs in suburban Pennsylvania are examined using agency files on 48 clients, & qualitative data obtained via interviews with 2 service managers, with focus on the relationship between client impairments, the age of primary caregivers, & the services used by these clients. The results confirm the low use of services among the multi-impaired aged that has been previously reported, even among those who have been attending adult day care programs for 17+ months. Providers of formal aging services may benefit from these data when coordinating service plans for the multi-impaired elder who has an intact informal social support system & has not had a life history of mental illness.

Further Details

Pages: 103-115
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Accession Number: 13.5.03
Keywords: North America, older, cognitive
Reads: 177
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