Alternatives to Institutionalization: Estimates of Need And Feasibility


Journal Article

Need for and feasibility of four alternatives to institutionalization of the elderly (home health care, respite care, day hospitals, and day care) are examined in a survey of 98 hospital staff in a university-affiliated VA medical center. The survey revealed 1) the majority were not familiar with the alternatives; 2) most thought the VA should provide three of the alternatives; 3) between 20-30% of the elderly patients would be referred; and 4) a number of problems in program implementation were anticipated. Important considerations in planning and implementing alternative long-term care programs are noted. © 1984, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Saltz, CC; Palmore, EB; Velez, R; Magruder-Habib, K; Uhlig, R

Published Date

  • January 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 137 - 149

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-4523

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0733-4648

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/073346488400300204

Citation Source

  • Scopus