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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.
Year: 1998
Type: Journal Article


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

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