Advisor

David Morgan

Date of Award

1990

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Sociology

Department

Sociology

Physical Description

1 online resource (123 p.)

Subjects

Frail elderly -- Social networks, Life care communities -- Sociological aspects, Retirement communities -- Sociological aspects, Older people -- Care

DOI

10.15760/etd.5982

Abstract

As few studies focus explicitly on social support for residents by residents in retirement communities which have staff, this thesis is designed to explore the nature of informal social support among residents at planned, non-subsidized retirement care facilities: the types, the amount, the impact, the limitation and the appropriateness of such support. Our focus is to explore whether different organization of a retirement community affects social support among residents, so we compare two retirement care facilities. One provides single-level care for its residents and the other provides multiple-level care. We chose our two sites from retirement care facilities in the City of Portland, Oregon. We generated our data by interviewing residents who live independently in the two retirement communities.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/23608

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