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The Aging Prison Population in the United States | HRW
Many of the elderly in prison, as in the community,eventually develop a diminished capacity for self-care and require assistancewith daily living activities as well as increased medical care. The range ofspecialized housing for such inmates includes assisted living care units wherehelp with activities of daily living is offered; convalescent care with nursingassistance during the day; skilled care with nursing provided day and night (asin a nursing home); and hospice care for the dying. As of 2008, at least 13states had responded to the needs of older offenders by creating specializedunits, six had dedicated prisons, nine had dedicated medical facilities, fivehad dedicated secure nursing-home facilities, and eight had dedicated hospicefacilities.
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Officials in many states acknowledged to Human Rights Watch theyare struggling to keep their heads above water with regard to housing theelderly. Their ability to properly house and provide treatment for olderinmates is frustrated by lack of resources, inappropriate physical plants,insufficient support from elected officials and the demands of more immediatelypressing priorities. They also acknowledged to us they do not see how they canmeet the needs of the growing number of older prisoners projected for thefuture absent new resources, new construction and enhanced staffing. In everystate we visited, for example, officials stressed the need to developadditional assisted living care and skilled nursing care capacity to respond tothe growing population of the elderly.
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