Elderly single room occupancy (Sro) hotel tenants: Still alone
A disproportionate number of urban poor elderly people live in what has been characterized as the nation’s least desirable housing stock-single room occupancy (SRO) hotels. A study was conducted in hotels of a neighborhood of Chicago, and data were collected on the everyday experiences of 53 of their elderly tenants. The findings showed that the hotel environments offered anything but independence. These elderly men and women were trapped in a situation that exacerbated their isolation and withdrawal from society and were in desperate need of social services. Social workers are called on to bring health and human services directly to SRO hotels. © 1991, by the National Association of Social Workers, Inc.
Geography, Geology, and Planning
Rollinson, Paul A. "Elderly single room occupancy (SRO) hotel tenants: Still alone." Social Work 36, no. 4 (1991): 303-308.
Social Work (United States)