Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
This study, "The Institutionalization of the Aged", deals with several aspects of institutionalization in order to determine how both the physical and psychological needs of the elderly are currently being met and how the present situation can be improved. The topics covered include the process of entering an institution, the problems of institutional living, the types of programs available in institutions, the process of leaving an institution, and some possible improvements in institutional life. These topics are studied by researching the current literature on aging that deals with institutionalization. From the research, it appears that the elderly have many special and diverse needs, and although some are being met, many improvements can be made.
Allen, Cynthia E., "The institutionalization of the aged" (1979). Honors Theses. 349.