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Title
Expenditures for long-term care services by community elders.
First Author
Ruchlin, Hirsch S
Date of Pub
1989 Spring
Pages
55-65
Volume
10
Issue
3
Other Authors
Gutkin, Claire E; Morris, John N; Sherwood, Sylvia
Abstract
Costs of care are presented for elderly persons in five community-based settings. These settings include elderly persons living in their own homes or in group housing and who do or do not receive case-managed home care. Expenditures for care ranged from a low of about $1,100 per year to a high of $4,025. The level of expenditure was directly related to risk of institutionalization and was higher for those receiving case-managed home care. As a majority of the elderly use a substantial amount of care even without case management, the potential for community care demonstration programs to yield significant cost savings appears quite limited.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Activities of Daily Living : Aged : Community Health Services/economics : Costs and Cost Analysis/statistics & numerical data : Data Collection : Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data : Health Status : Home Care Services/economics : Human : Institutionalization/economics : Long-Term Care/economics : Longitudinal Studies : Risk Factors : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : United States
NTIS Number
PB89-208953