Daniel Lago

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A sample of 40 elderly residents was observed for 14 days on each of three consecutive occasions separated by 3 months. The observations focused on interactions involving the elderly resident and social partners. The results indicated a high level of stability across occasions in resident behaviors. The interactional and behavioral profiles observed were(More)
Approximately one quarter of Americans aged 65 and older live in rural areas. Homebound rural elderly are a hard to reach, often poor and frail population. Failure to include homebound rural elderly in nutritional studies may bias representativeness of samples of elderly persons. This paper discusses some challenges in recruiting homebound older persons to(More)
In order to put Pennsylvania's Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly (PACE) Program in a national context, a nationwide mail survey and telephone follow-up to each of the 58 State Unit Directors on Aging in the United States and its territories identified 10 programs. The results reported in this article are specific to the seven state-level(More)
This article combines a review of social service literature with interviews of key informants on the issue of integrating services for the elderly into human services across the life span. Empirical findings concerning the relative benefits and drawbacks of age-integrated vs. specialized service organizational structures are emphasized. Surprisingly few(More)
  • Andrew Michael Holcomb, Andrew M. Holcomb, +8 authors Daniel Lago
  • 2015
opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy. First, I would like to thank my advisor, Dr. Farzad Rahnema, for giving me the opportunity to work and study at Georgia Tech. While at Georgia Tech, I have(More)
Structured group interaction, through an emphasis on pre-group structuring, didactic presentations, experiential learning, and evaluation, provides a flexible approach to achieving a variety of goals while compensating for many of the problem characteristics of an aged institutionalized population. Structured groups are characterized by adherence to a(More)
A number of state-level pharmaceutical assistance programs have been established as a result of the growing recognition of the role of pharmaceuticals in the long-term care of the elderly. However, existing research does not provide a coherent expectation for patterns of use by rural and urban elderly. The data for this analysis are drawn from a larger(More)