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 68 - 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 29 - 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 69 - NCOA constituent groups that include the National Institute of Senior Centers; National Institute on Community-based Long-term Care; National Voluntary Organizations for Independent Living for the Aging; National Institute of Senior Housing; National Center on Rural Aging plus NCOA's research and public policy components.
Page 39 - Aging (AAHA), a national nonprofit association' which represents more than 2,700 nonrofit providers of long term care, health services, housing, and community services for the elderly. On behalf of AAHA, I would like to thank the Committee for providing this opportunity to testify on proposals regarding fiscal year 1986 deficit reduction in Medicaid and Medicare.
Page 8 - For many people the problems of general aging are fulfilled only through the help and support offered by United Way funded agencies. Growing old for some brings frailty and the need for special care and nurturing. Many are stricken with Alzheimers disease, a condition that is debilitating not just for the person who is affected, but for the family as well. One program that is making a difference is the San Francisco Adult Day Health Network." Mrs. Edith Fried: "My husband was a newspaper critic for...
Page 93 - SSO. mould allow certain Part B beneficiaries to participate in adult day care programs through their supplementary Medicare insurance plans. In order to be covered for this new benefit, it must be certified that participants would otherwise require a level of care furnished in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, or intermediate care facility if the adult day care services were not provided. In addition, no more than 100 days per calendar year would be covered, and utilization would be subject...
Page 89 - ... standards for pharmaceutical services. APhA believes that the government's recognition of the need for pharmaceutical services in long term care facilities , such as nursing homes , should extend to all adult day health care centers. We therefore believe that all elderly and disabled participants in adult day health care centers need and deserve to have the professional services provided by pharmacists. For the reasons we have set forth in this letter, APhA respectfully urges that you explicitly...
Page 99 - In fact, 80% of the care provided to chronically ill or mentally impaired older people living at home is provided by family members - - usually spouses or daughters. 2) The evidence suggests that families do better in the provision of this care if they have help from social service and health care systems and professionals. 3) The provision of in-home or community-based services has taken on an added attractiveness as a cost-containment strategy. 4) A final agent for change has been the formation,...
Page 36 - Aging, a national non-profit association which represents more than 3,200 non-profit providers of longterm care, health services, housing, and community services for the elderly. On behalf of AAHA, I would like to thank the committee for providing this opportunity to testify about this country's need for adult day care. I...
Page 22 - 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,...

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