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Communities of Care

Assisted Living for African American Elders

Very little is known about why and when African American elders seek formal long-term care, or about the characteristics of assisted living environments they consider most desirable. Drawing on qualitative studies conducted between 1998 and 2001, the authors of Communities of Care provide important information on historic and current trends in assisted living systems serving African Americans.

Focusing on six facilities that have become models of long-term care for African Americans, the authors shed light on the daily lives of the people who live, work, and visit these "communities of care."With detailed profiles of the facilities, interviews, and case histories of care recipients, the authors explore both the institutional and personal characteristics of the facilities and the issues central to their residents.

This definitive work brings to the forefront critical questions about how race, gender, and culture affect the quality of, access to, and cost of care. These questions have broad implications for the policy, administration, and operation of assisted living.

About the Authors

The authors—Mary M. Ball, Molly M. Perkins, Frank J. Whittington, Carole Hollingsworth, Sharon V. King, and Bess L. Combs —are all on staff at the Gerontology Institute of Georgia State University.

Reviews

"This book is well written and takes the reader deep into the experiences of African American elders in assisted living facilities within the context of their communities of care."

- S. Yvette Murphy, PhD, MSW - Journal of Women and Aging

"This is a 'value added' book for any gerontology library."

- James J. Callahan - Gerontologist

"This volume would be an excellent addition to an undergraduate or graduate anthropology of aging course because it provides a detailed examination of an understudied population and topic."

- Angela Guy-Lee - Anthropology and Aging Quarterly

Endorsements

"A rich and textured ethnographic account of life among African American elders in assisted living facilities. The authors provide an important and unique contribution to the literature on long-term care and on assisted living literature, specifically, and offer valuable guidance to policymakers seeking to ensure culturally sensitive care."

- J. Kevin Eckert, Dean, Erickson School of Aging Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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