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Author Davies, Megan Jean, 1959-
Title Into the house of old : a history of residential care in British Columbia / Megan J. Davies.
Imprint Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2003.

Author Davies, Megan Jean, 1959-
Series McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services (Hannah Institute) studies in the history of medicine, health, and society ; 14
McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services (Hannah Institute) studies in the history of medicine, health, and society ; 14.
Subject Old age homes -- British Columbia -- History.
Health Services for the Aged -- history.
Community Health Services -- history.
Homes for the Aged -- history.
Nursing Homes -- history.
Residential Treatment.
British Columbia.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 247 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-237) and index.
Summary "Into the House of Old is a remarkable dissection of the societal structures created in the last century to take care of the elderly. Using social and architectural theory, Megan Davies recreates institutional life as it evolved from the 1890s to the 1960s in response to the changing perceptions of the elderly - and particularly the elderly poor - by society, government, and a new group of professional social workers and health care providers. Into the House of Old provides a context for understanding the old age home, an institution that continues to reflect both the concern and ambivalence that North American society feels towards its eldest citizens."--Jacket.
Contents ""Contents""; ""Tables and Figures""; ""Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction: The House of Old""; ""1 Before the Institution: Coping Strategies and Vulnerability""; ""2 Homes for Pioneers and Homes for Senior Citizens: Institutional Development""; ""3 The Old Age Home Revisioned: The Nursing Home Ideal""; ""4 Institutional Culture: The World of the Old Age Home""; ""5 Community Care or Institutional Care? Early Welfare State Strategies""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780773570795 (electronic bk.)
0773570799 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 123470224
Additional Format Print version: Davies, Megan Jean, 1959- Into the house of old. Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2003 (DLC) 2004381577

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