This piece explores the intersection between the chronically ill and their positions within communities. The author asserts that with changes in medical care, there are people who are being cared for in the community -- in their own homes, in foster homes or through family care, in boarding homes and in nursing homes -- who should not be there without some additional service. The success of programs like these is dependent on a deep inner conviction on the part of wisely chosen personnel who are administering it, as well as on their discrimination in selecting patients for the service and in deciding on the appropriateness of the homes. The piece concludes by affirming the need for individuals in these communities to pool together interests, knowledge, experience, and organizational efforts to support the chronically ill in this new evolution in medical care within communities.
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Randall, Ollie A. The Chronically Ill Who Live in the Community. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. June 1949: