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Institutional Care of the Elderly: A Comparison of the Cities of New York, London and Mannheim

  • A. H. Mann
  • K. Wood
  • P. Cross
  • B. Gurland
  • P. Schieber
  • H. Haefner

Abstract

Most developed countries can expect to have increasing numbers of elderly (over 65) in their population in the next decades. Optimal provision of care for the elderly, no longer capable of totally independent living, remains a major challenge. For many elderly, some form of institutional care will always be necessary. Each country has already developed a system of such care and a cross-national comparison of systems may illuminate possibilities of institutional care and the advantages and disadvantages of the alternatives.

Keywords

Nursing Care Institutional Care Residential Care Care Staff Skilled Nursing Facility 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. H. Mann
    • 1
  • K. Wood
    • 1
  • P. Cross
    • 2
  • B. Gurland
    • 2
  • P. Schieber
    • 3
  • H. Haefner
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of PsychiatryLondonEngland
  2. 2.Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Faculty of MedicineColumbia University, New York State Office of Mental HealthUSA
  3. 3.Zentralinstitut fuer Seelische GesundheitMannheimFederal Republic of Germany

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