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Project CARE: A model for establishing neighborhood centers to increase access to services by low-income, minority elders

Journal of Gerontological Social Work

Author: Crose, R., Minear, M.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1998

Abstract:

Describes the development, implementation, & evaluation of Project CARE (Community Action to Reach the Elderly) in Muncie, developed as part of the National Eldercare Campaign of the Administration on Aging, as a method to help low-income, frail older adults access services in the community. Project development proceeded in three distinct phases, culminating in operation of two advocacy centers in African American neighborhoods. Evaluation of the process & the outcomes was conducted through interviews with 15 administrators, volunteers, & clients involved in the project. Several themes emerged that illustrate the success of the project. Project CARE serves as a model for other communities who have difficulties reaching frail elders in minority neighborhoods.


Further Details

Pages: 73-82
Volume: 30
Issue: 3-4
Accession Number: 28.3.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 17/07/2013
Keywords: North Americaolderservice deliveryservice provisionLow incomeaccess
Reads: 189
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