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October 15, 1985
Care for Life
Care for Life is a national resource and international networking organization which
1) Improve the quality of life and reduce the cost for those persons with prolonged
dependency on technical and nursing care by enabling life in the least possible
restrictive environment which skillfully and safely serves their medical and de-
velopmental needs and restores whenever possible their family relationships.
2) Develop models for home care and other home-like alternatives to permanent insti-
tutionalization including the training of persons and families to accomplish this
goal by helping themselves.
3) Encourage and accomplish needed research on all related issues.
4) Collect documentation of successful individual cases and programs from every
available source throughout the world.
5) Assemble current data on all available equipment and other resources to assist in
establishing operational programs.
6) Disseminate nationally and internationally all currently available information on
programs, equipment, and all other available resources to assist:
A. Institutions in preparing patients for return to home.
B. Families in coping with a program of hoe care for persons with permanent
C. Health care professionals and social agencies in bridging the gap for their
disabled patients and clients from permanent institutional life to living
in a home environment.
D. Federal, state, and local governments in establishing safe programs to
accomplish a simultaneous savings of vast sums of money while improving
the quality of life for these persons with permanent disability.
E. Concerned people in the insurance industry, business and labor communi-
ties, and the lay public in understanding the tremendous potential for
radically reducing health care costs while providing for people with perma-
nent disability to learn, live, and work outside an institution in order
for those concerned to support this effort financially and as working vol-
unteers and to prevail upon their governments to join and assist this
economically necessary movement.
F. Privately-funded organizations and private-sector health care providers in
establishing operational local or regional programs to accomplish these
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Goldberg, Allen I. Life sustaining technologies and the elderly: prolonged mechanical ventilation, report, October 15, 1985; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97381/m1/2/: accessed February 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.