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By the year 2020, 20% of the U.S. population will be age 65 years or older. From a health care perspective, there is growing concern about the aging population. Little is known about the elderly and their use of alternative therapies. This study included data from the National Survey of Midlife...
The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of patterns of help-seeking by older wife caregivers of husbands with dementia using grounded theory methodology with a theoretical perspective of health as expanding consciousness. Eleven older wife caregivers were interviewed, leading to...
In this article, the authors present the results of a questionnaire inquiring into the use and usefulness of resident satisfaction surveys sent to all nursing homes (N = 363) and assisted living facilities (N = 152) in New Jersey in fall 2000. The authors found 86% of nursing homes and 88% of...
Functional and economic eligibility criteria for publicly funded programs are causal factors in the use of home- and community-based services (HCBS). Thus, the study’s overall hypothesis was that the main program eligibility criteria would determine the particular characteristics of consumers in...
Use of assistive devices is a type of health behavior utilized to maintain independence and enable living at home. The purpose of this study is to identify predictors of the use of assistive devices that address physical impairments among community-based frail elders. A convenience sample of 694...
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