Mothers, Wives, and Daughters: Who is Caring for Tennessee Caregivers? : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Housing and Consumer Interests of the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session, May 14, 1990, Chattanooga, TN.

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Page 76 - How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
Page 1 - US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SELECT COMMITTEE ON AGING, SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND CONSUMER INTERESTS, Washington, DC The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice at 9:07 am, in room 2358, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon.
Page 82 - ... of services found in most communities. Following a nationwide community-by-community search for local providers, 175 community-based organizations whose capabilities fit the services needed by IBM employees were selected. Some are public, but most are private and nonprofit. The agencies comprising the network are diverse and include Area Agencies on Aging, multipurpose senior centers, family service and counseling agencies and health centers. Upon implementation of ECRS, the program brochure...
Page 51 - ... homebound and in need of part-time or intermittent skilled nursing care or physical therapy for illnesses which will respond favorably to treatment. Additionally, it does not cover the personal care needed by -many of the elderly, and it is generally available for only very short periods of time. Many could remain in their own...
Page 83 - ... a notable problem." This survey reported that the pressures generated by elder care created an array of work and productivity problems including tardiness or leaving work early, absenteeism, unscheduled time off, misuse of company resources such as the telephone, and emotional distress. Because of the nature and diversity of its work force, IBM considered itself a microcosm of the problems identified in this research. In designing a program to help its 238,000 employees, 33,000 retirees and spouses...
Page 77 - US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND CONSUMER INTERESTS OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON AGING, Washington, DC The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 10 am, in room 2128, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon.
Page 87 - Second, specific options and trade-offs are discussed—for example, the basic choice of home care over nursing home care--and a plan of action is developed. o Third, the counselor discusses criteria for selecting the most appropriate provider, explains financial and legal factors that might enter into a decision and in general helps educate the prospective consumer to make an informed and appropriate choice. o Fourth, the ECRS counselors provide oral and written information about the range of services...
Page 82 - IBM was curious to know whether a similar program model — involving a separate and distinct nationwide elder care network—could be created. This feasibility study showed that an infrastructure of elder care providers does exist throughout the country, frequently the result of the Older Americans Act passed by the Congress in 1965. In addition, the feasibility study documented other studies which show elder care to be an emerging national issue, based on major demographic changes. First, not only...
Page 86 - IBM's feasibility study showed that elder services do exist in most communities, the study also highlighted that the interrelationships among such services often are complex. Lacking a single access point for consumer information, families may have difficulty sorting through the intricate medical, financial, and legal issues often involved in elder care situations. The situation can be even more difficult if the elder relative lives in a distant location. To address these needs it was decided that...
Page 128 - ... the practice of activities that individuals personally initiate and perform on their own behalf in maintaining life, health and well-being...

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