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Needs Assessment for an Adult Day Service Center in Sitka Alaska

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dc.contributor.author Knuth, Carole L.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-07T21:32:46Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-07T21:32:46Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11122/4349
dc.description Presented to the Faculty of the University of Alaska Anchorage in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH en_US
dc.description.abstract An adult day service center (A.D.S.C.) provides a coordinated program of professional and compassionate services for adults in a community-based safe group setting primarily during day-time hours. The Senior population (those age 60 and older) in Sitka, Alaska is growing. Options for functionally impaired Seniors wishing to remain home are limited. It was unknown if an A.D.S.C. would be a desirable resource to support the growing Senior population as data did not exist. In collaboration with community partners, a needs assessment for an A.D.S.C. in Sitka was undertaken. Surveys of Seniors, family caregivers and health care providers were administrated from May 2013 through January 2014. The results showed that most people are aware of A.D.S.C. and desire one in Sitka; Seniors wish to remain at home; Seniors and family caregivers would use the service; health care providers would refer to an A.D.S.C.; and most Seniors have funds for services. en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Signature Page / Title Page / Abstract / Table of Contents / Introduction / Background / Goals, Objectives, and Methods / Results / Discussion / Strengths and Limitations / Public Health Implication / Conclusions and Recommendations / References / Appendices en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Alaska Anchorage en_US
dc.title Needs Assessment for an Adult Day Service Center in Sitka Alaska en_US
dc.type Report en_US


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