The home care industry: Strategies for survival in an era of dwindling resources

Eileen R. Chichin, Marjorie H. Cantor

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Abstract

The home care component of our long-term care system is increasingly being recognized as the preferred alternative to institutional care for the frail elderly and disabled. Dwindling resources, both human and financial, are likely to have a deleterious effect on borne care. Findings from a 1987-88 survey of paraprofes- sional home care workers of the frail elderly in New York City are used to draw implications for the home care industry. The scope of problems inherent in the industry imply that changes are necessary on both the micro and macro levels; the article concludes with recommendations for both levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-105
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Aging and Social Policy
Volume4
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Nov 1992
Externally publishedYes

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