Wednesday, January 7, 2009


This is my fifth post based on a policy paper of the Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC), entitled: "DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS OF A SYSTEM OF SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS." The full policy paper is very detailed and expands upon the lists I have quoted in this and previous posts with comprehensive narrative. Nevertheless, the basic lists are self-explanatory. The following list of "Service Delivery Settings" is a direct quote and an excellent example of a useful guide:


• Home (single or multiple unit)
• Senior centers, day care centers, day hospitals
• Supervised apartments, congregate housing
• Homes for the aged
• Adult foster care facilities
• Basic nursing facilities
• Skilled nursing facilities
• Rehabilitation units/facilities
• Hospice
• Hospitals
• Practitioner offices
• Ambulatory care centers
• Specialized nursing homes for the mentally ill and mentally retarded
• County medical care facilities"

Can you think of anything to add? If so, please comment.

Bob Tell
Author, "Dementia-Diary, A Caregiver's Journal"