Nursing Homes in New York City: 1958 – I963 A Study of the Recognition of the Need for Social Services and the Impact of Federal and Local Government Activities
Background and Timeliness of Study. "The nursing home, for many of the country’s elderly a dreaded and cheerless terminal, is getting sorely needed attention from Federal, State and local officials". Some indication of how serious the problem was considered in 1962 can be drawn from the official statements and actions. In New York City, a new post was created within the Department of Hospitals, that of Director of Nursing Homes and Home Care Services, following complaints of poor standards of care and services in some nursing homes. At the state level, proposals were made for state financial aid for public nursing homes, and for financing of nursing homes under private auspices. At the Federal level, the National Housing Administration Act was amended in 1962 to allow for loans for the construction of nursing homes. In November of 1963, plans for a new nursing home, described as a "showcase for the nation and the entire world", was announced in New York City. Its plans for construction were the first to be approved under a recently adopted code governing nursing homes, which set standards for construction of facilities and for levels of services provided.
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Cohen, Ruth, "Nursing Homes in New York City: 1958 – I963 A Study of the Recognition of the Need for Social Services and the Impact of Federal and Local Government Activities" (1964). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30670875.