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Insufficient Funding for the Elderly

Abstract Insufficient Funding for the Elderly By Theresa Lindsey Master of Public Administration, in Public Sector Management and Leadership Government funding for the elderly is discussed more than ever. The research on funding for programs that affect the physical, mental health and wellness of the elderly with established programs in place are scrutinized and the future of direct government contributions is at risk. Society’s moral compass identifies the need for community involvement to bring focus to more than one problem that that affects the growing population in the aged community. The influence of social pertinence and decisions that impact reduced funding will be examined in this v study. The goal of this project is to identify the impacts of reduced CDBG Formula Funding. The instrument of fairness of existing research provides sufficient means of evaluating current policies that protect the elderly. Based on the community action approach, there will be evidence of actors that have influenced decisions to decrease funding and place more responsibility from federal to state and local levels. Alternatives will be addressed to identify a significant difference in the lives of seniors it serves and the fate of the program. Previous scholarly work concerning funding for the elderly has generally been conducted in areas of health services, national institutions and foundations. Excluding outdated literature, in this study I would like to broaden my scope of understanding analyzing different groups affected by insufficient funding provided to the elderly and the alternatives that can be supported in the future. The methods of analysis are still in review. vi

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