Foster Homes for the Aged - A Survey of the Operation and Clientele of the Brooklyn Catholic Charities Program - August 1957
The writer’s interest in foster homes for the aged grew out of experience of the past two years as a worker on the aged program of Brooklyn Catholic Charities. During that time there developed an increasing awareness that the aged must be considered as individuals, not as a class, that the right place for all aged persons is not necessarily the traditional institution for the aged, and that in the best interests of the aged and of society, each aged person is entitled to the best place in society that he is capable of filling. For some people foster homes fulfill a need that can be met in no other way because they enable a person to live in a substitute family which is the nearest approximation to his own family when he is no longer able to maintain his own home or has no family of his own with whom he can live. In placing an elderly person in a foster home, it is necessary to take into account the human factors in the situation. These have long been neglected by the general public which thinks of the aged mostly in economic and health terms.
Health care management|Social work|Aging
O'Connor, Elizabeth, "Foster Homes for the Aged - A Survey of the Operation and Clientele of the Brooklyn Catholic Charities Program - August 1957" (1958). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557728.