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By Robert H. Binstock (auth.), Charles M. Gaitz M.D., George Niederehe Ph.D., Nancy L. Wilson M.A. (eds.)

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The 17th annual symposium backed by way of the Texas examine Institute of psychological Sciences used to be held October 23-26, 1983, in Houston, Texas. The subject used to be getting older 2000: Our wellbeing and fitness Care future. This quantity on social, mental, monetary, and moral elements and a better half quantity (Volume I) on biomedical elements comprise edited models of the displays by means of approximately eighty audio system. Their papers have been directed at practitioners, researchers, and clinical educators who can be energetic and efficient within the 12 months 2000, and we enthusiastic about those that might effect the evolution of care of aged folks throughout the subsequent 17 years. We selected subject matters that will be of specific curiosity to lecturers and present planners within the disciplines concerned about supply of well-being and social companies. We think that having a center of extra certified and higher informed practitioners can assist the inhabitants of elderly individuals in achieving the next point of actual and psychological well-being, lifestyles pride and happiness, locate greater coping ideas and keep an eye on of environmental stresses, and achieve own and social targets. Our pursuits whereas getting ready for the symposium we knew that the prestige ofthe artwork in 1983 evidently often is the base from which we'd paintings, yet we requested our audio system to offer precedence to destiny making plans and directions.

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New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold (in press). -Massachusetts' new hospital payment law. New Eng. J. Med. 308, 542-543 (1983). : Federal expenditures for the elderly: past and future. The Gerontologist 21,132-137 (1981). : Health implications of aging in America. Proceedings of Conference on the Impact of Technology on Aging, Feb. 16-18, 1983. S. Congress (in press). : Medicare on the critical list-can Congress plug a $200 billion gap? Nat. Journ. 15, 1580-1585 (1983). : Aging, natural d~ath, and the compression of morbidity.

In the context of this chapter I will not dwell on these prospects, their implications, or the moral and ethical arguments that can be mobilized. Rather, let us turn briefly to consider some more optimistic prospects. A major possibility is that the demands of adult children-particularly middle-income children-will bring about some new developments. Many adult children-faced with the choices of expending $21,000 per year for high-quality (guilt-free) institutional care, or institutionalizing a parent in a Medicaid (guilt-exacerbating) warehouse, the space age version of the British Elizabethan Poorhouse, or absorbing the economic, psychological, social, and other costs of maintaining a chronically ill older person in their own home-may push strongly for new alternatives.

We may, as a nation, come to consider it more important to insure against the financial catastrophes of long-term care in old age, than against reduced income in retirement. Finally, another way in which the demand for adequate long-term-care supportive services may find expression is through the development of locally felt senses of crises, and local government financing for such services. Such crises provide powerful incentives to those who undertake to solve them, namely the people who directly feel the impact of them.

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