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Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

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The purpose of this research was to assess if frail elders in the Las Vegas community had transportation problems and were unable to satisfy their needs. A survey of 103 randomly selected residents (65 and above), was made; The results of the study indicate that a number of factors have a significant relationship with the elders' inability to move or get around. Variables such as low income, health impairments, age related sensory problems and the design and service features of the Las Vegas mass transit systems appear to adversely affect the elders' ability to drive an automobile and/or to make use of public transportation facilities. As a result, their ability to get around seemed to be impaired; The results further suggest that there is a need for a more in-depth and detailed study to make a more realistic and objective assessment of the real impact of these variables on the elders' ability to get around and satisfy their needs. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.).


Elders; Frail Needs; Las Vegas; Nevada; Samples; Study; Transportation; Vegas

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Social service; Transportation

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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