The Aged Client of Today and Tomorrow

By Marie Galpern

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Summer 1968

This piece profiles the population of aged people who use the services of the Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged in New York. The author looks at specific data concerning marital status, length of residence in the U.S., former occupation and physical health among other areas. The study finds that there has been a decrease in the number of married couples seeking services of the agency. The study also finds that the percentage of native-born applicants has doubled from 1954 to 1967. The study also finds that most applicants who come to the agency are no longer able to maintain their own apartments and have had to seek other types of living arrangements. The piece concludes by asserting that that within the context of current social thinking, the role of the applicant to the relatives must be reexamined so that future applicant and resident planning can be based on factual information consistent with the changes noted in the study.

Topic: Social Services, Elder Care, Housing, Social Planning, Demography, Aging, Study, Elderly

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 44/No. 4

Page Number(s): 338-349

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New York

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Galpern, Marie. The Aged Client of Today and Tomorrow. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Summer 1968: 338-349.


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