Frequently any move away from independent living for an elderly person is viewed as a downhill road to the nursing home and ultimate death. Adult foster care has been viewed as one such step closer to institutionalization. Service provision to the elderly needs to be viewed on a continuum where the elderly are seen as being capable of moving in and out of supportive living arrangements when the need arises. Barriers to providing this care are identified with future needs highlighted.
Dunkle, Ruth E.
"Adult Foster Care: Its Tenuous Position on the Care Continuum,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 10
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol10/iss1/6