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
JournalThe Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
Call Numberpubs_1997_Norgard_TJGSeriesB.pdf
KeywordsDemographics, Health Conditions and Status, Healthcare, Methodology, Women and Minorities

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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Citation Key6570