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An assessment of vision care needs in selected homes for the aged

1 February 1979


The elderly population is growing rapidly, and this requires a greater awareness of visual and other health care services needed by this population. The study was undertaken to determine if there were unmet vision care needs in elderly patients in homes for the aged. Data was obtained by a questionnaire survey of interested nursing homes in Washington County, and other information on problems facing the elderly by a literature search. It was found that there is a large unmet need in homes for the aged for vision care services.


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