Date of Award

Winter 1969

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Political Science


The problem of aging and chronic illness has become more acute with the 19601s and more in the public attention than ever before. Projected figures for 1970 estimate 9.1% of the population will be in the aged group. In 1965 one out of five under 17 was affected by chronic disabilities. Both the private and public sectors of the economy are involved in seeking solutions.

This thesis deals with the adm inist rative area of the public sector. The thesis attempts to state the problem, point out knowledge and recommendations in the hospital administration field and show the Richmond Nursing Home's accomplishments are based on sound principles and good management of Public Administration.