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Crazy-quilt social services for the elderly lack common goals or planning

Geriatrics

Author: Cutler, D.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1978

Abstract:

The problems involved in separately administering over 1,000 aid programs have resulted in inefficient & inappropriate care for our nation's aged. This problem is made more acute by the fact that elderly people are more likely to give up & drop out of programs they need when faced with delays & bureaucratic red tape. The Older American Comprehensive Amendment has wrought positive changes, & some improvement is seen on the local level, but the need still exists for the appointment of an Assistant Secretary for the Aging within the Health, Education, & Welfare Dept, empowered to coordinate programs specifically aimed at the aged. He/she would also be involved with the Housing & Urban Development Dept, to see that all government programs worked together as smoothly as possible.

Further Details

Pages: 25
Volume: 33
Issue: 1
Accession Number: 28.3.03
Keywords: North Americaolder
Reads: 156
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