Pioneer of Elder Care, Helen F. Hold, Passes at 101

Helen F. Holt, who served in the Federal government through 7 administrations, from Eisenhower to Reagan, passed away on July 12th at the ripe old age of 101 in her home in Boca Raton, Florida. Amongst the many contributions she made to improvements in elder care were creating standards for nursing homes, the invention of assisted-living facilities, the establishment of degree programs in nursing home administration, and the development of visitation programs between young people and the elderly. Helen, you will be missed. A complete obituary is available at the New York Times.