Old, Alone, and Neglected: Care of the Aged in Scotland and the United States (Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care #4) (Paperback)
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As the median age of the population increases, the care and housing of the elderly in the U.S. are of increasing concern. Jeanie Kayser-Jones compares a typical private institution in the U.S. with a government-owned home in Scotland.
Her analysis compels attention to the systematic abuse of the institutionalized elderly in the U.S.
About the Author
Jeanie Schmit Kayser-Jones is Professor of Medical Anthropology and Gerontological Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco.