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Ohio's Elder Care Crisis
By Jim DeBrosse and Dave Gulliver
©Dayton Daily NewsPart 1: Sunday, December 5, 1999
Frail elderly at mercy of system
A lack of affordable choices, staffing lead complaints
Some area facilities in touch with residents
Hiring qualified staff a serious challenge for homesDetermine what your elder care needs areBooks on aging
Reporters: Jim DeBrosse,
David Gulliver Photographers: Lisa Powell, Mame Burns Editor: John Erickson Art Director/Design: Ted Pitts Photo Editor: Jeff Adams Page design: Mark Gokavi Other Contributors: Margo Rutledge Kissell, reporting; Skip Peterson, photography; Michael Jesse and Charlotte Jones, research.
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Part 2 - Monday, Dec. 6, 1999:
Penalties few for poor care
Nursing homes usually prepare for 'the game'
Home care program effective, but restrictive
Those who qualify often must make deep financial sacrificesAssisted living centers good, if you can afford them
Quality of life and peace of mind worth the cost, some sayFollow these tips when choosing an elder care facility
Nursing homes best for those needing special help
Part 3 -- Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999:
One family's painful choice
His wife Beverly has Alzheimer's, and Earnest Prather may put her in a long-term care facility
Long-term health care coverage isn't for everyone
Numerous factors need assessment CONSUMER INFORMATION:
There are many long-term care alternatives to choose from
A Consumer Guide to Ohio Elder Care
Part 4 - Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999:
Oregon offers elders choices
State helps pay for long-term care alternatives
When it comes to care, there's no place like home Copyright, Dayton Daily News.
Daughter cares for mom in comfort Washington's quality assurance nurses help homes improve
Part watchdogs, part advisor, they help homes fix violationsOregon's care includes freedom, but also some risks
Options range from self-care to ventilator homesAdult foster care comforting alternative to nursing home
Elderly adults live in a family setting, with own roomsCONSUMER INFORMATION
Study the varying costs for long-term care alternatives
Some programs require people to 'spend down'