Published in Health Insurance Week, December 30th, 2007
"Based on a sample of 31 residents age 85 and older in assisted living facilities, data were gathered via a semi-structured interview that was audiotaped and transcribed. This study analyzes their responses to open-ended questions using qualitative methods. Findings indicate that these ''oldest old'' respondents reciprocate for the support they receive from family and staff via deference. Four forms of deference are identified:...
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