Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 160 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.39 in
Published: September 10, 1990
Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0520069617
ISBN - 13: 9780520069619
From the Publisher
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.
"Students and professionals interested in aging can profit from this concisely written book."--J. Neil Henderson, "Medical Anthropology Newsletter