Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Impact of the implementation of the Olmstead decision on California's older adult population
by Reinis, Nina, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 82; 1499205
Abstract (Summary)

This study is an analysis of the Supreme Court's Olmstead v. L.C. decision of 1999. The Olmstead decision supports the "integration mandate" in the Americans with Disabilities Act, by asserting that states have an obligation to provide services in the community, as opposed to in an institution, to people with disabilities who can benefit from such services, and that failure to do so provides a basis for discrimination. The focus of this study was on the implementation of the Olmstead decision in California, as it affects older adults. David Gil's social policy framework was used to analyze this policy. Primary and secondary sources such as peer reviewed journals, government reports, and state records were used to collect data. This study found that while California spends a large percentage of its budget on long-term care services compared to other states, barriers to service continue to exist.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ranney, Molly J.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Gerontology, Social work, Aging
Publication Number: 1499205
ISBN: 978-1-124-85259-1
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