Adult Day Health Care: A Vital Component of Long-term Care : Hearing Before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, Second Session, Washington, DC, April 18, 1988

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1988 - 118 pages

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Page 28 - The average woman today can expect to spend as many years caring for a dependent parent as she does in caring for a dependent child (Older Women's League, 1989).
Page 73 - A community-based group program designed to meet the needs of functionally impaired adults through an individual plan of care. It is a structured, comprehensive program that provides a variety of health, social, and related support services in a protective setting during any part of a day but less than 24-hour care.
Page 33 - Inc., founded in 1950, is a national nonprofit organization. Its membership includes individuals, voluntary agencies and associations, business organizations and labor unions united by a commitment to the principle that the nation's older people are entitled to lives of dignity, security, physical, mental and social well-being, and to full participation in society.
Page 49 - Demonstration program was launched to test whether a carefully managed approach to the provision of community-based long-term care...
Page 29 - December 1g85 the Travelers Companies found that twenty percent of all its home office employees, aged 30 and older, provided some form of care for an older person. This survey found that these employees provided an average of 10.2 hours per week of care for an older person, with 8 percent of them spending 35 hours or more per week at the task. Forty percent managed the elderly person's finances, and 30 percent provided direct financial support. 0ther company surveys are finding the same results,...
Page 33 - I am very pleased to be here today and have the opportunity to...
Page 21 - We have singa'ongs and dances. Those dances are something; you should see them. I do the wheelchair shuffle. When we have parties, I tell jokes. We have lunch there, and I get only the foods on my special diet. There is a nurse to check my pressure and heart and to walk me, and there are other people to help me in whatever way I need. Being at the center is much better than sitting at home. I can talk and enjoy myself. I can still lead a half-way decent life, a normal life. I have one of two choices,...
Page 39 - The majority are nonprofit. They are located in churches, hospitals, multipurpose senior centers, elderly housing projects, nursing homes, and homes for the aged. The average per diem cost for adult day health care is $27.
Page 48 - I am pleased to be here this morning to discuss with you the issue of day care for non-institutionalized adults. There are thousands of young as well as elderly adults with serious health impairments being cared for at home who benefit from the extra assistance provided by an adult day care center.
Page 73 - ... a variety of health, social, and related support services in a protective setting during any part of a day but less than 24-hour care. Individuals who participate in adult day care attend on a planned basis during specified hours. Adult day care assists its participants to remain in the community, enabling families and other caregivers to continue caring for an impaired member at home.

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