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Impaired and Disabled Elderly in the Community

Citation

Ford, Amasa B.; Roy, Ann W.; Haug, Marie R.; Folmar, Steven J.; & Jones, Paul K. (1991). Impaired and Disabled Elderly in the Community. American Journal of Public Health, 81(9), 1207-9.

Abstract

A nine-year representative, longitudinal study of 1,598 urban elderly shows that two to eight times as many impaired or disabled are cared for in the community as in institutions. Younger age, male gender, better income, and living with others, especially children, favor continuing care in the home.

URL

https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.81.9.1207

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Journal of Public Health

Author(s)

Ford, Amasa B.
Roy, Ann W.
Haug, Marie R.
Folmar, Steven J.
Jones, Paul K.

Year Published

1991

Volume Number

81

Issue Number

9

Pages

1207-9

Reference ID

824