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Title
Responsibility of families for their severely disabled elders.
First Author
Callahan Jr, James J
Date of Pub
1980 Winter
Pages
29-48
Volume
1
Issue
3
Other Authors
Diamond, Lawrence D; Giele, Janet Z; Morris, Robert
Abstract
In the past 13 years, total expenditures for nursing home care under the Medicaid program have increased drastically. They show no signs of abating. Government, therefore, has become aware of the need to control this rapid increase. Families, who currently provide a large amount of informal, long-term care for their disabled elderly, are seen as a potential resource to maintain people in the community. Although demographic elements appear to mitigate against increased family responsibility, governmental incentives may be able to reverse the trend. While demographic variables cannot be modified by public policies, programs can be developed to modify family situations, increasing family capacity--and willingness--to care for disabled, elderly adults.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Family : Aged : Demography : Financing, Government : Home Nursing/economics : Human : Long-Term Care/trends : Medicaid/economics : Nursing Homes/utilization : Social Responsibility : United States
NTIS Number
PB81-112831