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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), 1207-1209.


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.


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American Journal of Public Health


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