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for North Carolina Insight Vol. 8 Issue 1, Sept 1985
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In 1984 North Carolina spent approximately $23.6 million on social services for the elderly, mainly funded by federal programs designed for poor people.
Age 65 remains the standard for determining who is and who is not elderly, regardless of other indicators such as physical and mental health, personal circumstances, and economic security.
Clark addresses the issue of whether government programs should provide benefits to people simply because of age or whether programs should be redirected to provide benefits to older persons who also are poor.
Policymakers can do a number of things to help the long-term care delivery system emphasize the appropriate level of care for an older person.
Government often creates policies and programs that deter rather than encourage older people from living a full and productive life.
Elaine Stoops is North Carolina's Assistant Secretary of Human Resources and the director of the North Carolina Division of Aging.