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The Frail Elderly and the Promise of Foster Care

Adult Foster Care Journal

Author: Oktay, J. S., Palley, H. A.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1988


The background of the development of the Community Care Program in Baltimore, is provided. The demographic shift that has resulted in a rapidly expanding aging population is documented, & the inability of current funding mechanisms to meet the need for community-based long-term care is also demonstrated. The notion that adult foster care programs could be used effectively for a segment of the frail elderly population is introduced.

Further Details

Pages: 8-25
Volume: 2
Issue: 1
Accession Number: 27.5.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 28/08/2013
Keywords: North Americaolderhome carefoster care
Reads: 223