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
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1988 - 118 pages
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Page 61 - 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 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 9 - The CHAIRMAN. It certainly is. Just leave them here and we will do that. Senator Chafee? STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN CHAFEE Senator CHAFEE. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Like several on this committee, I am a member of the Finance Committee, where of course we have jurisdiction over Medicare and Medicaid. One of our concerns obviously is not only the availability of health care but the quality of it. As people know, over recent years, because of the changes in the...
Page 38 - 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 42 - ... is of the highest quality, based on solid standards of excellence and available throughout the nation. I am very pleased to be here today and have the opportunity to testify on behalf of adult day health care and its benefits to older people and their families/caregivers.
Page 32 - 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.
Page 89 - Indeed, family caregivers provide between 80 and 90 percent of the medically related care, personal care, household maintenance, transportation, and shopping needed by older persons.
Page 20 - I was glad to go home, but my bed had to be in the kitchen, and there was no bathroom on that floor. I was in bed most of the time, because I needed so much help to get up and out of bed. It was too much for my wife. I needed to have someone with me, dress me, feed me, do everything.