Patterns of in-home care among elderly black and white Americans.

TitlePatterns of in-home care among elderly black and white Americans.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsNorgard, TM, Rodgers, WL
JournalJ Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci
Volume52 Spec No
Date Published1997 May
Type of ArticleJournal
ISSN Number1079-5014
Call Numberpubs_1997_Norgard_TJGSeriesB.pdf
KeywordsAged, Aged, 80 and over, Black or African American, Caregivers, Female, Home Care Services, Humans, Male, Socioeconomic factors, United States, White People

This study examines the use of informal and formal sources of care by elderly Black and White Americans (n = 2,847) who are functionally impaired and noninstitutionalized. The data are from the Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) study. Detailed baseline characteristics are provided and logistic regressions are used to assess the likelihood of (a) receiving in-home assistance from any source, (b) using any informal sources of in-home care, (c) using any formal sources, and (d) using formal sources of in-home care with informal sources of home care. Results of the logistic regressions indicate that, compared to Whites, Black elders were less likely to receive assistance and to use informal sources of home care.

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Aged, 80 and Over/Blacks/Caregivers/Female/Home Care Services/Socioeconomic Factors/Support, U.S. Government--PHS/United States/Whites

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Alternate JournalJ Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci
Citation Key6570
PubMed ID9215361
Grant ListT32 AG-0017 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States