While homes for the aged and family service agencies are usually considered completely separate types of agencies, the author argues that they are bound in close relationship regarding service to the aged population. These two agencies combined are in a strategic position to understand and meet the elderly's needs, he explains. The author posits four basic categories of need for the aging population: for those able to maintain themselves at home, assistance to ensure this remains the case; for those who remain active, services and activities to help them remain active; for those who are ambulant, but facing physical or emotional limitations, assistance with their daily routine; and for those completely unable to care for themselves, extensive supervision and guidance. The author explores the roles of both types of agencies for meeting these four types of need.
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Sonnenblick, Ira I. The Relationship Between Home for the Aged and Family Service Agencies. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. June 1951: