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14,000 Residents Reported in Jewish Homes for Aged Throughout U.S. and Canada

Increased life-span of residents in Jewish homes for the aged is tending to shift institutional services from care of the well aged to care for the chronically ill and the mildly senile, it was reported today by the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds.

With nearly three-quarters of home residents 75 years and older, the report notes that an expansion in bed capacity was utilized largely for the mildly senile and the chronically ill. The report listed a total of more than 14,000 persons in Jewish homes for the aged throughout the United States and Canada.