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AGING SERVICES PROFESSIONALS’ VIEWS OF BARRIERS FACED BY MINORITIES IN ACCESSING THE LOCAL AGING NETWORK

by Johnson, Dunisha Y

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The purpose of this study is to examine the type of barriers that exist for minorities and limited English speaking persons in accessing the local aging network. In-depth interviews were completed with professionals of the local aging network in Dayton, Ohio. The participants included agency and program directors of local senior serving agencies in the area. Respondents discussed what they perceived as the barriers for minority elders in using the local aging network and provided recommendations about how the system could be improved. The findings of the research suggest that there is a lack of knowledge about how to best implement programs and services to meet the needs of minority elders.
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School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:service delivery barriers minorities gerontology

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Date of Publication:01/01/2006

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