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Consumer Choice and the Frontline Worker

December 31, 1993
(Article prepared for GENERATIONS, Fall 1994, Volume 18, Number 3, pages 65-70.) [15 PDF pages]

Assistive Technology for the Frail Elderly: An Introduction and Overview

April 27, 1992
This paper, prepared by a DALTCP student intern, provides an overview of assistive technology for the frail elderly. According to the Office of Technology Assessment, in 1985 there were over 18,000 devices available to aid the functionally impaired elderly. The number has grown since then. The devices range in sophistication from a modified eating utensil to computerized voice simulators.

Physical and Cognitive Impairment: Do They Require Different Kinds of Help?

December 31, 1990
Physical impairments are commonly believed to require relatively more active hands-on assistance with the activities of daily living (ADLs) while cognitive impairments use relatively more supervisory or standby assistance.

Summary and Policy Implications: Analyses of Medicaid Financing for Disabled and High Cost Children

November 30, 1990
The Congress, HHS, and other federal agencies have expressed considerable interest in the adequacy of current programs and policies affecting severely disabled children, particularly those who are technology dependent and whose health and medical care place catastrophic financing and caregiving burdens on their families.

Records, Computers and the Rights of Citizens

June 30, 1973
Transmittal Letter to Secretary Honorable Caspar W. Weinberger Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Dear Mr. Secretary: