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Growing Old in Louisiana, Part 4 (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-02-23

Duration: 00:27:20

Subjects: Elderly | SENIOR CITIZENS | Aging


  • Nachman, Karen Host
  • Blanchard-Fields, Fredda Panelist
  • Eley, Hugh Panelist
  • Katz, Ellen Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from February 23, 1990, features the fourth and final part of Karen Nachman’s report on growing old in Louisiana. She moderates a panel discussion with: Dr. Fredda Blanchard-Fields of the LSU Department of Psychology; Hugh Eley of the Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs; and Ellen Katz of the Advocacy Center for Elderly and Disabled. They discuss: the fear of aging; the demographics of the elderly population in Louisiana; the misconceptions about the elderly; the available services in Louisiana; the challenges associated with moving in with family members; the need for adult protective services; the increase in home health care; nursing homes; Medicare; and the future for the elderly.