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The home care allowance program: a change in policy and implications for elder clients

Home Health Care Services Quarterly

Author: Duran-Aydintug, C., Torres, C. C., Flaming, K. H.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1995


Reports the findings of a study exploring the effects of cutbacks in Colorado Home Care programs on frail elderly (N = 6). Results of observation & interviews indicate that these cutbacks put the respondents, who live in their own homes but are dependent on relatives, friends, or strangers for assistance in daily living, at risk for long-term institutionalisation. These situations are precursors of a growing health care crisis in aging populations where home care assistance programs must supplement or supplant the resources of a thinning network of kin & friends.

Further Details

Pages: 19-31
Volume: 15
Issue: 4
Accession Number: 1.4.03
Keywords: North America, older, health improvement, policy compliance
Reads: 152