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Patients in a Veterans Administration medical center were classified according towhether or not they presented significant outplacement problems on discharge.Those with discharge problems were older and suffered more often from multiplemedical problems. Pulmonary, cardiovascular, central nervous...
This small group activity is designed for the confused elderly who show rigidpatterns of thinking. Offered as a supplement to reminiscence, life review, andreality orientation, the activity and its goals are described and compared withvalidation therapy.
The elderly compose 37% of the Euro-American population, a figure far above the11% found in the American population in general. Those early immigrants havenow become a dependent portion of the population and in need of assistance,formal or informal. Our study investigates the influence of...
There is a growing body of literature on adult day care, but there appear to be nostudies of those who make decisions about older adults'participation. This articlebegins to fill this gap. The results suggest several directions for entrepreneurs andlocal planners. Adult day-care centers need to...
Recent gerontological research has begun to focus on elderly public housingtenants, a large group at increased risk for adverse health outcomes. We identified acohort of functionally independent tenants and selected age-race-sex matchedcontrols who reside in the community. Generally, the two...
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