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The Economics of Supportive Services for Families with Disabled and Aging Members

Family Relations

Author: Montgomery, J. E.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1982


The rapid growth of the frail elderly, high cost of institutionalization, & scarcity of programs to assist caring families bring into question government policy. Today family & kin expend more money & energy on the care of the elderly than all combined forms of public assistance. The general public understates what families do & exaggerates what government agencies do. Many persons erroneously believe that most families abandon their disabled elderly. Beliefs need to reflect reality; federal efforts need to be altered to provide greater support, economic & otherwise, for families, which increasingly are becoming major caretakers of their elderly.

Further Details

Pages: 19-27
Volume: 31
Issue: 1
Accession Number: 23.5.03
Keywords: older, policy compliance, mobility
Reads: 139