Kate de Medeiros, PhD
Associate Director, Center for Aging Studies, and Research Scientist
University of Maryland, Baltimore
This comprehensive, well written book is accessible to readers at all levels from those just beginning to learn about the field of aging to those with decades of experience. . . [It is] an excellent resource for students, not only of gerontology, but also allied health, business administration, health education, healthcare management, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, public administration, public health and social work. In fact, it should be required reading for all American citizens, so they know where they need to plan ahead, how they can step up to the plate to advocate for better elder services and where to mind the gaps.
Sharon B. Buchbinder, RN, PhD
Former Professor and Chair
Department of Health Science
Towson University, Towson, MD
Revised and updated to include the most current information concerning later-life care, this seventh edition provides students and practitioners with a detailed overview of federal, state, and local programs and services for older people with cognitive, physical, and social needs. It also examines new and emerging needs and interests of older adults and what measures are being taken to address them, including civic engagement, religion and spirituality, and arts and humanities programs.
An ideal source for students and educators in a variety of disciplines-from gerontology to nursing to public health-this guide offers a historical perspective on the evolution of programs and services for older Americans. It also cites a wealth of important changes in legislation, health care, lifestyle, and other areas concerning older adults that have occurred since the publication of the previous edition.
This guide covers various aspects of each program or service, including:Historical evolution of the Aging Network Both enacted and proposed relevant legislation Essays by experts in the field Challenges faced by older adults, professionals, and policymakers New sources and relevant websites Discussion questions for classroom use
FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED
As our population shifts and ages, the care needs for our elders continue to change and evolve. Today’s generation of family and professional caregivers faces new decisions and challenges, as well as previously unavailable options. This thoroughly revised and updated 2009 edition of The Complete Eldercare Planner equips you with reliable, up-to-the-minute information to help you plan and manage caring for your loved ones.
Comprehensive and detailed, sensitive and realistic, practical and accessible, the 2009 edition provides even more tips on prioritizing and organizing caregiving tasks, balancing work and family responsibilities, and navigating the complex maze of eldercare services. In addition to an expanded index of Internet resources and access to downloadable forms of key documents, you’ll find indispensable checklists, worksheets, step-by-step action plans, lists of questions to ask, low-cost and free alternative resources, and The Document Locator™. This new edition covers:
•Getting started on creating a long-term care plan
•Finding help, especially if you live far away
•Managing the financial aspects
•Talking to elders about sensitive subjects
•Senior housing–move or stay put?
•And many other topics of vital interest to anyone caring for an elder
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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