Foster placement for the older psychiatric patient.

  title={Foster placement for the older psychiatric patient.},
  author={M W Linn and E M Caffey},
  journal={Journal of gerontology},
  volume={32 3},
The effect of age on foster care outcome was examined for 572 male psychiatric patients referred for foster care from five VA hospitals. Subjects were assigned randomly to preparation (experimentals) or continued inpatient care (controls.) Research staff collected data on social functioning, mood, activity, and adjustment. Only 79 (14%) were 60 years or… CONTINUE READING