Institutional care for older people has become one of the important parts of a total community welfare program. The changes in trends in the care of elderly persons has placed heavier responsibilities upon boards of directors and executive directors of homes for the aged than ever before in the history of the country. In order for the homes to function properly so that the needs of the aged will be met, there must be proper direction. Policies must be determined by the board with the help of the executive director to meet the needs of the aged in the community; the problems involved must be understood and accepted; and the board and executive must have knowledge of funds which can be made available.
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Grossman, Ben L. How to Work with Your Board of Directors. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. September 1948: