Finding aid for the Benjamin Rose Institute Records

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Benjamin Rose Institute
Title: Benjamin Rose Institute Records
Dates: 1908-1981
Extent: 16.40 linear feet (17 containers)
Abstract: The Benjamin Rose Insititute is a Cleveland, Ohio, foundation for the care and assistance of the elderly formed in 1908 via the estate of Benjamin Rose. The first foundation in the United States to deal primarily with the needs of the elderly, the Benjamin Rose Institute worked initially to keep the aged in their communities and avert their institutionalization. The Institute developed a national reputation for geriatric standards, care and research under Margaret Wagner, director from 1930-1959. The Benjamin Rose Hospital was opened in 1953 and operated jointly with University Hospitals of Cleveland (Ohio) specializing in old age rehabilitation and health care. The Institute presently runs the Margaret Wagner House, a nursing home. The collection consists of administrative files, files pertaining to the Areawide Model Project on Aging (a federal demonstration project involving elderly care at the Riverview and Cedar housing estates in Cleveland, Ohio), files on group psychotherapy for the aged, files on old age and nursing homes (e.g. Margaret Wagner House), subject files, and individual case files.
MS Number MS 4492
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English