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Valuing Older People - Positive Psychological Practice (Hardcover): Elspeth Stirling Valuing Older People - Positive Psychological Practice (Hardcover)
Elspeth Stirling
R1,800 R1,275 Discovery Miles 12 750 Save R525 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This book examines the growing importance of positive psychology and its connection to later life. * Applies Social Role Valorisation (SVR) principles to care of older people, particularly those with seriously disabling conditions such as dementia, stroke, and multiple health problems * Provides a comprehensive body of positive principles and practical approaches for those who care for older people * Examines the impact of the devaluation of older people s lives in the context of societies dependent on technology * Demonstrates how more age-inclusive societies and open awareness of later-life issues are fundamental to strong communities, as well as to personal happiness and resilience

Nasty, Brutish and Long - Adventures in Eldercare (Paperback): Ira Rosofsky Nasty, Brutish and Long - Adventures in Eldercare (Paperback)
Ira Rosofsky
R318 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R74 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A candid, humane, and improbably humorous look at the world of eldercare
In nursing homes across the country, members of the Greatest Generation are living out their last days. Life is a succession of pokes and prods, medications, TV, bingo, and, possibly, talking to Ira Rosofsky. With a compassionate eye but mordant wit, Rosofsky, a psychologist charged with gauging the mental health of his elders, reveals a culture based not in the empathy of caretaking, but rather in the coolly detached bureaucracy of Medicare and Medicaid.
A portrayal of what is increasingly becoming the last slice of life for many, "Nasty, Brutish, and Long" is also a baby boomer's poignant meditation on mortality, a reflection on his caregiving for his parents' final days, and an examination of the choices that we, as a society, have made about health care for the elderly who are no longer of sound mind and body.

Public Guardianship - In the Best Interests of Incapacitated People? (Hardcover): Pamela B. Teaster, Winsor C Schmidt, Susan A... Public Guardianship - In the Best Interests of Incapacitated People? (Hardcover)
Pamela B. Teaster, Winsor C Schmidt, Susan A Lawrence, Marta S Mendiondo, Erica F Wood
R846 Discovery Miles 8 460 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Public Guardianship: In the Best Interests of Incapacitated People?" is written to advance public understanding of what happens to disabled and elderly adults when no family member or friend is available to be a caregiver or guardian should it become necessary. It is the first major study on this critically important issue since 1981. Conducted by experts in gerontology, social work, public policy, and public health, it finds that, although progress has been made, guardianship programs around the country still are hampered by limited staff and resources.

"Public GuardianshiP" analyzes the full range of state statutes governing guardianship, including guardian eligibility, investigation, due process, rights, powers, costs, and monitoring. The authors report their case studies of public guardianship programs, marshaling and comparing field data from their surveys of stakeholders in ten states. The book concludes with a variety of recommendations for improving guardianship programs, including the authors' Model Public Guardian Act.

Cancer in the Lives of Older Americans - Blessings and Battles (Hardcover): Sarah H. Kagan Cancer in the Lives of Older Americans - Blessings and Battles (Hardcover)
Sarah H. Kagan
R720 R604 Discovery Miles 6 040 Save R116 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The "oldest old," individuals aged 85 and above, are the most rapidly growing segment of American society. And although more than a third of cancer occurs in people over 75 years of age, their tumors are less fully diagnosed and often less fully treated than those in younger patients. Ageism may account for this discrepancy--why intervene if an older man or woman with cancer doesn't have long to live anyway? Yet older people often tolerate chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation as well as younger patients, while continuing to maintain their quality of life for years to come.The lack of clinical trials among this age group results in a deficit of knowledge regarding how to treat cancer in older adults. Little has been written to guide clinicians, social scientists, families, and individuals. In "Cancer in the Lives of Older Americans: Blessings and Battles," Sarah H. Kagan writes from the perspective of more than twenty years of practice, inquiry, and education as a nurse. She uses anecdotes and case studies to illustrate important points about cancer among older adults.The book follows the story of Mrs. Eck, a woman in her 80s diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Mrs. Eck's situation sets the stage for a discussion of cancer, which too often focuses on cells and drugs, diagnoses and prognoses without looking more closely at the people who are experiencing the disease. Chapters offer varied assessments of what it means to be old and have cancer in our society, as Kagan explores other real experiences of cancer for older adults alongside information that will prove essential to patients, their families, scholars, and clinicians.

Social Work with Older People (Paperback): Ann McDonald Social Work with Older People (Paperback)
Ann McDonald
R575 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R116 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

"Social Work with Older People" provides an authoritative and practical guide to working with older people in a range of settings. It addresses the complexities of individual work with older people, as well as work with families, groups and the wider community, and is not afraid to tackle the challenges as well as opportunities of practice in this area.

The book begins by explaining the demographic changes that have led to a 'greying' of the general population. It goes on to discuss the diversity in experiences of ageing across society, and the range of issues which confront older people and those who wish to work proactively with them. Clear attention is paid to the processes of assessment, care planning and review, with readers encouraged to reflect on developing good practice through case studies and exercises. Although it has a strong practical emphasis, the book also stresses the value of theoretical perspectives, with insights from fields such as sociology and psychology woven throughout the book. Clear links are also made to policy guidelines and organizational standards, without losing sight of the deeper, often more complex, issues that arise when working with older people.

"Social Work with Older People" will be essential reading for social work students and practitioners, but also for others who are interested in the development of practice with older people as citizens and service users.

Caring for Older Adults Holistically 6e (Paperback, 6th edition): Tamara R. Dahlkemper Caring for Older Adults Holistically 6e (Paperback, 6th edition)
Tamara R. Dahlkemper
R1,032 Discovery Miles 10 320 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Be prepared to meet the growing demand for nurses with the knowledge and skills to provide quality care to older adults. Easy-to-understand writing and a positive outlook enliven every page of this popular resource! Step by step, you'll master the knowledge and skills you need, while also honing the leadership, management, and delegation abilities essential to your professional success. Completely updated and fully revised throughout, the 6th Edition features coverage of the field's hottest topics, including a new chapter on safety, new coverage of family caregiving and an expanded emphasis on learning to "Think Like a Nurse". Interactive exercises online at DavisPlus make learning and studying easier.

Social Work with Older People (Hardcover, New): Mark E F Lymbery Social Work with Older People (Hardcover, New)
Mark E F Lymbery
R2,178 R1,948 Discovery Miles 19 480 Save R230 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides an up-to-date and authoritative overview of the development of social work with older people in the UK. The coherent structure draws together the key themes involved in working with older people, and clearly demonstrates how to translate these into real-life practice. Key features of the book include: - Establishes an understanding of the policy context within which social work takes place, with particular attention to key topics such as inter-professional collaboration and ethics. - Goes beyond other textbooks to challenge the restricted nature of social work practice, and adopts a positive view of its potential to benefit older people. - An engaging and practice-led approach which includes student-friendly features and detailed practice scenarios. - Satisfies the curriculum benchmarks and National Occupational Standards that structure social work training and practice. Written by a leading academic, this is a key text for social work trainees. Its analytical depth will ensure that it will also be valuable for students undertaking post-qualifying courses, and for those in related disciplines such as health and community care, social policy and social gerontology. Its practice-based and inter-professional approach will mean it is also useful for health and social care practitioners seeking to improve the quality of practice with older people. `Drawing on both theory and research as well as the author's clear knowledge of current practice, this book is able to deal with practice realities in ways which many texts cannot. It offers social workers realistic options for how to approach their work' - Karen Postle, University of East Anglia

Understanding Quality of Life in Old Age (Paperback, Ed): Alan Walker Understanding Quality of Life in Old Age (Paperback, Ed)
Alan Walker
R660 R610 Discovery Miles 6 100 Save R50 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What constitutes quality of life for older people?How can quality of life be measured?How might policy makers improve quality of life for older people? This book considers key findings from the Growing Older research programme and presents them in a lively thematic format. It discusses essential topics such as environment, family, bereavement, identity, and social interaction and describes key concepts and measures. Using data drawn from a range of different research projects, the book illustrates considerable methodological diversity to capture a broad picture of quality of life. Key implications for future research on quality of life in older age are also proposed. The book is a companion volume to Growing Older: Quality of Life in Old Age edited by Alan Walker and Catherine Hagan Hennessy and is key reading on a range of undergraduate and Masters level courses including social gerontology, social work, sociology and social policy. Contributors: Sara Arber, John Baldock, Kate M. Bennett, David Blane, Ann Bowling, Elizabeth Breeze, Jabeer Butt, Lynda Clarke, Peter Coleman, Kate Davidson, Murna Downs, Maria Evandrou, Ken Gilhooly, Mary Gilhooly, Jane Gow, Jan Hadlow, Catherine Hagan Hennessy, Paul Higgs, Caroline Holland, Georgina M. Hughes, Martin Hyde, Leonie Kellaher, Mary Maynard, Kevin McKee, F. McKiernan, Christopher McKevitt, Marie Mills, Jo Moriarty, James Nazroo, Sheila Peace, Thomas Scharf, Philip T. Smith, Peter Speck, Susan Tester, Christina Victor, Alan Walker, Peter Warr, Lorna Warren, Dick Wiggins, Fiona Wilson.

Fleecing Grandma and Grandpa - Protecting against Scams, Cons, and Frauds (Hardcover): Betty L. Alt, Sandra K. Wells Fleecing Grandma and Grandpa - Protecting against Scams, Cons, and Frauds (Hardcover)
Betty L. Alt, Sandra K. Wells
R1,088 Discovery Miles 10 880 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Falling for a scam or con is humiliating for anyone, and can have terrible consequences. But for the elderly, being the victim of fraud can be disastrous, and they are the most common and vulnerable targets of everyday scams, cons, and frauds. From identity theft to gambling scams, from power of attorney issues to pyramid schemes, there is no dearth of creativity in the ways some criminals will relieve the elderly from their money and their homes. Here, Alt and Wells describe the most common scams, offer the stories of actual victims, and detail ways to protect yourself and your family from becoming easy targets. What makes the elderly such easy marks for con artists? How can they avoid the common traps? Knowing about them is one place to start, and this book helps readers to understand and identify the most common scams perpetrated against the elderly. Because such cons are so hard to prosecute, it is important to know the methods criminals employ to separate innocents from their hard-earned money. This lively, vivid account of one of the most insidious forms of crime will help families and individuals protect themselves and their loved ones from the machinations of those who view them as easy marks.

Empowering Frail Elderly People - Opportunities and Impediments in Housing, Health, and Support Service Delivery (Hardcover,... Empowering Frail Elderly People - Opportunities and Impediments in Housing, Health, and Support Service Delivery (Hardcover, New)
Duncan P. Boldy, Mary E. McCall, Leonard F. Heumann
R1,452 Discovery Miles 14 520 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides a unique analysis of provider-, environment-, client-, and societal-based obstacles to the empowerment of frail elderly persons in a philosophical framework of social values, as well as an applied framework wherein a variety of international case studies by a distinguished board of contributors provide concrete examples of the feasibility of achieving real empowerment. Empowerment means different things to different people in the context of housing, health, and social service delivery. This book analyzes the various definitions of the concept and practice of the empowerment of frail older persons and then discusses the definitions in a philosophical framework of social values regarding aging and the older person.

Each chapter demonstrates the feasibility of achieving increased empowerment of older persons, even those with severe physical or mental disability. True empowerment of older persons in every country requires time, energy, money, and commitment to the goal. This book will be of interest to academic as well as professional audiences in areas of Gerontology, Psychology, Sociology, and Family Studies. Caregivers and policymakers will also find this analysis useful.

Grief Education for Caregivers of the Elderly (Hardcover): Harold G. Koenig, Junietta Baker McCall Grief Education for Caregivers of the Elderly (Hardcover)
Harold G. Koenig, Junietta Baker McCall
R2,005 Discovery Miles 20 050 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Through firsthand accounts and research, Grief Education for Caregivers of the Elderly focuses on the education, training, and support of individuals who care for the elderly. This book provides caregivers with methods to cope with grief and loss and will help educators design programs that meet the needs of their consumers: the elderly and their families, friends, and service providers. From Grief Education for Caregivers of the Elderly, you'll learn how to cope with the stress and emotions of caregiving and improve the quality of services to your patients. With an emphasis on caregivers of the institutionalized elderly and the special services provided by clergy, chaplains, and pastoral counselors, Grief Education for Caregivers of the Elderly offers the caregiver or educator several model workshops focusing on grief, loss, and bereavement care. Grief Education for Caregivers of the Elderly contains proven methods and strategies that will sharpen and enhance your caregiving skills, including: focusing on the emotional responses and phases of dying, including denial, anger, and acceptance, to help patients deal with death considering physical and administrative atmosphere and your elderly population when setting goals and designing workshops to provide optimal patient/resident care discussing the themes of grief and loss, stress management, handling change, and promoting self-care for caregivers in workshops and through self-evaluations developing workshops that open with grief history surveys and attitude checklists, discuss normative development and issues of old age, and have themes based on the biological, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the elderly person providing caregivers with an opportunity to practice what they have learned through case studies, simulated role play, open discussions, and care plan designing thinking about your own mortality and learning about your feelings and ideas of growing oldUtilized at a psychiatric nursing home facility of New Hampshire Hospital, the workshop exercises in Grief Education for Caregivers of the Elderly have allowed caregivers to express personal feelings; talk about beliefs and experiences; learn about biological, psychosocial, and spiritual processes of grief and phases of bereavement; and apply these understandings and insights into typical caregiving situations. Grief Education for the Caregivers of the Elderly gives you the framework for such a program, using vignettes, composite case material, poetry, and a holistic approach to health care to emphasize the importance of your emotional health and enhanced care of the elderly.

Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood - Interdisciplinary Theory and Research (Paperback): Mary Lee Hummert, John M.... Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood - Interdisciplinary Theory and Research (Paperback)
Mary Lee Hummert, John M. Wiemann, John F. Nussbaum
R1,226 R1,108 Discovery Miles 11 080 Save R118 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"This book is particularly relevant now as the baby-boomer generation is aging and a greater proportion of the world's population is growing older. Interpersonal communication is clearly the most critical process for promoting social integration and adaptation of older adults within society. Yet understanding of the complex dynamics of interpersonal communication with the elderly is severely limited and the aged are often stigmatized, stereotyped, and isolated. This book will help clarify the role of communication in effective social integration and adaptation of the aged by providing comprehensive and in-depth analyses of relevant research and theory. The book integrates information on the most important issues and contexts influencing interpersonal communication and aging and the individual chapters are written by an excellent group of authors who have demonstrated expertise on their topics. The book is well organized, clearly written, and comprehensive. The major topics are logically organized and compelling. I highly recommend this book!" --Gary L. Kreps, Northern Illinois University "Aging obviously occurs at many levels, with biological, psychological, and social systems showing multidirectional and interdependent changes. What is less obvious is how these factors affect communication in later life. This volume represents a strong contribution toward solving this problem by bringing together a group of prominent scholars with diverse perspectives on language, communication, and aging." --Elizabeth A. I. Stine, University of New Hampshire "The Hummert, Wiemann, and Nussbaum book brings together a strong theoretical base with the presentation of new data. The chapters go well beyond the typical literature reviews usually found in edited volumes. The contributors provide sophisticated presentations of a variety of socially significant and unique topics, including the communicative impact of physical and cognitive changes sometimes associated with aging, patronization, verbosity, frailty, conversational skills, proper names, and the presentation of self. Some of the chapters are strongly quantitative while others are more interpretive. After building a strong rationale for the volume, the editors go on to put together a series of well-written chapters that provide a much needed emphasis on the social construction of relationships through communication. The book should prompt much new research and advance our understanding of interpersonal communication and the aging process significantly." --Teresa Thompson, University of Dayton "The rich diversity of theoretical and methodological perspectives highlighted within the various chapters is an impressive feature of this edited collection. These essays add conceptual breadth and depth to our understanding of interpersonal communication and the process of aging." --Mary Anne Fitzpatrick, Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin "This book is a valuable addition to the gerontological literature. Written from the perspective of the communication researcher, it brings together existing literature and offers new insights to gerontologists working in many social science disciplines. I recommend Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood as a resource to any scholars interested in older adults." --Victor G. Cicirelli, Professor of Developmental and Aging Psychology, Purdue University "This book is very timely. Communication is offering a new wave of aging research, and interpersonal processes in communication are where our experiences and our personal theories of aging are grounded. This book brings together many of the researchers who are breaking new ground in communication and aging. It offers a valuable overview of where we have gone in aging theory communicatively, and where we need to go. Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood demonstrates the rich diversity of methods and traditions of communication research that are beginning to illuminate gerontology." --Nikolas Coupland, University of Wales, Cardiff By highlighting the commonalities across a range of disciplines, Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood provides a unique and broad-based perspective on communication and aging. This integrative approach brings together the best of the current research and theory from communication, cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, and medical sociology. The underlying framework of the book centers around three topics--cognition, language, and relationships--exploring the individual areas as well as the ways they intersect. In addition, this volume brings to light the implications of the elderly population's individual differences as they affect communication, and illustrates the positive as well as the negative effects of the aging process on language production, relational satisfaction, and other communication-related variables. This major reference source, Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood, is essential reading for anyone concerned with the issues of aging and communication.

Altruism in Later Life (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed): Elizabeth S. Midlarsky, Eva Kahana Altruism in Later Life (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed)
Elizabeth S. Midlarsky, Eva Kahana
R2,696 R2,404 Discovery Miles 24 040 Save R292 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The productive contribution by older adults to the lives of others through altruism and helping is the focus of this book, which provides a useful antidote to the view that the elderly are recipients rather than givers of help.

Following a brief historical survey of ageing treatments, the authors present their own theoretical model of successful ageing. Based on a carefully applied methodological review of research focusing on altruism and the elderly, the results reveal the relative frequency, nature, correlates and ramifications of the contributions they make.

Altruism in Later Life (Paperback, illustrated edition): Elizabeth S. Midlarsky, Eva Kahana Altruism in Later Life (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Elizabeth S. Midlarsky, Eva Kahana
R1,246 R1,125 Discovery Miles 11 250 Save R121 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The productive contribution by older adults to the lives of others through altruism and helping is the focus of this book, which provides a useful antidote to the view that the elderly are recipients rather than givers of help.

Following a brief historical survey of ageing treatments, the authors present their own theoretical model of successful ageing. Based on a carefully applied methodological review of research focusing on altruism and the elderly, the results reveal the relative frequency, nature, correlates and ramifications of the contributions they make.

Dementia - Walking the Lonely Pathway (Paperback): Jan Millward Dementia - Walking the Lonely Pathway (Paperback)
Jan Millward
R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Legacy of Longevity - Health and Health Care in Later Life (Paperback, Revised ed.): Sidney M. Stahl The Legacy of Longevity - Health and Health Care in Later Life (Paperback, Revised ed.)
Sidney M. Stahl
R1,125 R1,019 Discovery Miles 10 190 Save R106 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With increasing numbers of elderly people in our society, the importance of issues of health, illness, disability and health services for the elderly looms ever larger. The research literature has correspondingly expanded to examine these issues. In this volume, leading researchers in social gerontology present the current state of knowledge about health and ageing. Topics covered range from conceptual and measurement issues, to social factors in health and illness, to use of services, financing of health care, caregiving and medical consumerism amongst the elderly.

65 (Hardcover, Deluxe ed.): Eric Petty 65 (Hardcover, Deluxe ed.)
Eric Petty; Edited by Ellen Petty, Quinn Petty
R643 R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Save R141 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Ageing In Asia: Contemporary Trends And Policy Issues (Hardcover): Yap Mui Teng, Kai Hong Phua Ageing In Asia: Contemporary Trends And Policy Issues (Hardcover)
Yap Mui Teng, Kai Hong Phua
R2,892 R2,675 Discovery Miles 26 750 Save R217 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ageing in Asia contains a selection of leading social systems and programs, with interesting case-studies offering innovative and useful lessons. The book covers ageing and related developments occurring in the most dynamic industrializing and urbanizing societies of emerging Asia. It includes topical issues such public policies and responses to current challenges from the growing needs of an ageing population due to rise of chronic non-communicable diseases, amidst rapidly changing social, cultural, economic and political changes in the region. The main purpose of the book is to provide useful comparisons of social care systems undergoing rapid transitions, and to offer some examples of best practices and lessons to respond to the changing needs due to population ageing.

S Slips, Trips and Fractured Hips - The Ultimate Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Accidents in the Older Generation... S Slips, Trips and Fractured Hips - The Ultimate Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Accidents in the Older Generation (Paperback)
Emma Hammett
R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Singapore Perspectives 2018: Together (Paperback): Christopher Gee, Yvonne Arivalgan, Fengqing Chao Singapore Perspectives 2018: Together (Paperback)
Christopher Gee, Yvonne Arivalgan, Fengqing Chao
R890 R840 Discovery Miles 8 400 Save R50 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Singaporeans enjoy one of the longest lifespans in the world today. Singapore is also one of the most rapidly ageing societies in the world. Given these population trends, business and workers, individuals and families will experience significant changes in the way they work, play and organise their lives together.This book is a collection of speeches presented at Singapore Perspectives 2018 by leading thought leaders and eminent speakers on how our economic, political and social institutions can best adapt to and manage a rapidly ageing population. Contributors to this book tackle the urgent need to shape mind-sets, policies and decisions today for the best outcomes for current and future generations.

The Penelope Project - An Arts-Based Odyssey to Change Elder Care (Paperback): Anne Basting, Maureen Towey, Ellie Rose The Penelope Project - An Arts-Based Odyssey to Change Elder Care (Paperback)
Anne Basting, Maureen Towey, Ellie Rose; Series edited by Teresa Mangum, Anne M. Valk; Foreword by …
R448 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R43 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Of the 15,000 nursing homes in the United States, how many are places you'd want to visit, much less live in? Now that people are living longer and more of the population are elderly, this question is more important than ever, particularly for people with disabilities. We must transform long-term care into an experience we and our loved ones can face without dread. It can be done. The Penelope Project shows how by taking readers on an ambitious journey to create a long-term care community that engages its residents in challenging, meaningful art-making. At Milwaukee's Luther Manor, a team of artists from the University of Wisconsin's theatre department and Sojourn Theatre Company, university students, staff, residents, and volunteers traded their bingo cards for copies of The Odyssey. They embarked on atwo-year project to examine this ancient story from the perspective of the hero who never left home: Penelope, wife of Odysseus. Together, the team staged a play that engaged everyone and transcended the limits not just of old age and disability but also youth, institutional regulations, and disciplinary boundaries. Inviting readers to see through the eyes of residents, students, artists, staff, family members, and experts in the fields of education, long-term care, and civically engaged arts practice, thisbook underscores the essential role of the arts and humanities in living richly. Waiting, as Penelope waited, need not be a time of loss and neglect. The Penelope Project boldly dreams of how to make late life a time of growth and learning. If you dream of improving people's lives through creative endeavors, this book providespractical advice.

Aging in the Right Place (Paperback, Large Print Ed): Stephen M. Golant Aging in the Right Place (Paperback, Large Print Ed)
Stephen M. Golant
R1,171 Discovery Miles 11 710 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Aging in the Right Place is the most up-to-date and comprehensive resource covering the impact of residential and care settings in older adults. Providing a complete overview of current living arrangements and residential options for older adults, this text also offers a unique perspective on the often overlooked emotional challenges aging adults face when their residential needs must be evaluated. Placing particular value on the experiences and opinions of older adults while also covering the objective recommendations of aging experts, author Stephen Golant, Ph.D. introduces a new framework of "residential normalcy" to assist an aging population in identifying their best housing and care options.Covering virtually every aspect of residential environments in elder care through an expansive range of topics (from government healthcare policies and programs to case studies, opinions, stories, and quotes that illustrate the diverse experiences of today's older adults), Aging in the Right Place also points out housing and care topics that need further research, reform, support, and public awareness. Written by a gerontologist with over 30 years in the field (and personal experience as a family caregiver) this cohesive text is essential for gerontology, long-term care, and healthcare professionals, practitioners, and academics.

Health Literacy Among Older Adults (Paperback): Karen Kopera-Frye Health Literacy Among Older Adults (Paperback)
Karen Kopera-Frye
R1,180 Discovery Miles 11 800 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Low health literacy is a critical issue among adults, with over one-third found to have difficulty understanding such basic information as that found on prescription bottles. This is the first graduate textbook to address key health literacy issues as they affect the health and wellbeing of the ageing population. Embracing a topic spanning numerous disciplines, it features a dynamic, multiple contextual systems approach and includes contributions from renowned scholars and practitioners in gerontology, public health, social work, nursing, and other related fields. The text emphasises increasing health literacy among older adults through the use of technological tools and features the most current research, evidence-based programs, and practices. It provides expansive coverage of the intersection of technology and health literacy, highlighting innovative approaches and discussing how to use technology with resource-limited groups, and gives special consideration to rural, impoverished, culturally diverse, and low literacy elders and presents gold standard intervention programs and models. Also covered are the policy implications of programs focusing on increasing health literacy and future directions for meeting the Healthy People 2020 initiative. Case studies, review questions, accompanying PowerPoint lectures, learning objectives, will reinforce learning. Key Features: Provides a one-of-a-kind, multidisciplinary survey of the key health literacy issues of older adults.Focuses on increasing health literacy across the disciplines.Addresses a priority area of Healthy People 2020.Incorporates research and practice from gerontology, psychology, public health, social work, sociology, medicine, and nursing.Includes case studies, review questions, learning objectives, and PowerPoint slides for assisting instructors.

Social Work with the Aged and Their Families (Paperback, 4th New edition): Roberta R. Greene, Colleen Galambos, Harriet L... Social Work with the Aged and Their Families (Paperback, 4th New edition)
Roberta R. Greene, Colleen Galambos, Harriet L Cohen, Nancy Greene
R1,043 Discovery Miles 10 430 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Social Work with the Aged and Their Families presents the functional-age model (FAM) of intergenerational treatment, an integrative theoretical framework for social workers practicing with older adults and their families. In keeping with the Council on Social Work Education's curriculum mandate of 2015, social workers are now encouraged to use human behaviour theories in working with their geriatric clients. This fourth edition incorporates much-needed additional techniques to address the mental health assessments of the elderly. FAM addresses the assessment of older adults' biological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual age. It also incorporates an evaluation of the family system, family roles, and family development in this assessment. Interventions at the individual, family, group, and community levels are discussed. This volume, augmented with recent concepts related to successful aging, spirituality, and resiliency, presents the major converging conceptual trends that constitute a model for twenty-first century social work practice in the field of aging. It is an indispensable text for those training in social work practice with the elderly, or those currently in practice.

Health Care of the Aged - Needs, Policies, and Services (Paperback): Abraham Monk Health Care of the Aged - Needs, Policies, and Services (Paperback)
Abraham Monk
R1,105 Discovery Miles 11 050 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Focusing on the need for developing new service delivery models for the aged, Health Care of the Aged examines fiscal, political, and social criteria influencing this challenge of the 1990s. The aged are caught in the sweeping changes currently occuring in the financing, organizing, and delivery of human and health care services. From various perspectives, this new book will help shape the direction for elderly health care program development and implementation. With an emphasis on greater long-term care in either home, community, or institutional settings, this important book will increase the understanding for a comprehensive, effective policy designed to carry the growing number of elderly through this decade and into the next. As roles and issues change, this valuable book will become increasingly important to those involved in providing services and care to the elderly. Health care administrators, policymakers, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, and caregivers will benefit from the expertise presented in Health Care of the Aged.

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