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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging$
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Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001

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Congregate Housing

Congregate Housing

(p.693) 63 Congregate Housing
Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Nancy W. Sheehan

Waldo C. Klein

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses congregate housing programs, which refer to housing-service arrangements that combine an apartment-like independent living unit with services that do not fall under the medical model. Topics covered include: legal authority of congregate housing programs; prevalence and, structure of congregate living arrangements; resident population and special needs; funding, quality of care and quality of life; and social work roles.

Keywords:   congregate housing programs, living arrangements, aging, elderly, social work practice

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