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Issue Date: November 01, 1984
Published Online: June 30, 2014
Updated: June 13, 2018
Home Health Care and the Elderly in the 1980s
Author Affiliations
  • Barbara N. Jackson, OTR, MS, MPH, is employed by Medical Personnel Pool in Raleigh and Durham, NC 27607
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Features
Research Article   |   November 01, 1984
Home Health Care and the Elderly in the 1980s
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1984, Vol. 38, 717-720. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.38.11.717
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1984, Vol. 38, 717-720. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.38.11.717
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Abstract

Because the cost of institutional care for long-term patients has risen, home health has become a more visible and viable alternative to the growing elderly population. This article discusses problems found in the rapid expansion of home health services and presents two alternative health care delivery systems that address these problems: the Medicaid Waiver and the Social/Health Maintenance Organization.