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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social welfare & social services > Care of the elderly

Depression in the Elderly (Hardcover, Unabridged edition): Patricia-Luciana Runcan Depression in the Elderly (Hardcover, Unabridged edition)
Patricia-Luciana Runcan
R1,682 Discovery Miles 16 820 Special order

Depression in the Elderly examines theoretical aspects of depression, its symptoms and risk factors, ageing, old age and the elderly, the families of depressed old people, and practical aspects resulting from quantitative and qualitative research on a significant sample of old people from the point of view of the main psycho-social factors involved in depression in the elderly: sudden retirement, losses (of the partner, of the adult child, of social status, of health), poverty, loneliness, and social isolation. This book will appeal to a wide and diversified range of professionals, such as social workers, psychologists, doctors, academics, researchers, priests and students, as well as people aged over 50 and families willing to help their ageing relatives avoid depression. The book will be of use to both professionals in the field of social work and for people preparing to make a step forward in life.

Citizenship Social Work with Older People (Book): Malcolm Payne Citizenship Social Work with Older People (Book)
Malcolm Payne
R2,198 Discovery Miles 21 980 Special order

Social work and social care services should treat older people as citizens with the same humanity and rights as every other citizen. That means services of all kinds engaging older people in a fulfilling, creative life in the mainstream of each community. Informed by a wide international literature, Malcolm Payne, a leading social work author, develops a critical and creative social work practice focused on social inclusion to achieve a high quality of life for all older people and explores how advance care planning allows older people to influence the space they live in and the quality of care that they need, and support at the end of life. He shows how integrated services can provide a secure place for older people, with opportunities for personal development and creativity in their lives and that groupwork should be a crucial part of any service to facilitate mutual support and advocacy for older people and their carers. This clearly written and well-structured textbook uses case examples and reflective points to illustrate concepts and will be essential reading for all social work students.

Developing Services for Older People and their Families (Paperback): Rosemary Bland Developing Services for Older People and their Families (Paperback)
Rosemary Bland
R762 Discovery Miles 7 620 Special order

Exploring new theory and practice in the provision of services for older people living at home, this book contains three parts. Part I examines the social context of old age, looking at structural barriers such as: ageism, racism and sexism the poverty of older people relative to the rest of the population the received wisdom that the increase in the number of older people in the population is `problematic' The second part of the book focuses on practice. The authors examine the extent to which service providers work from a user-led perspective, looking at issues such as: day services for people with dementia housing and support services GP - social services collaboration short-term breaks Part III examines specific issues, such as: development of professional skills the use of specialist teams empowerment This book is an excellent source of information for social workers, those working with older people, and lecturers of social work and gerontology.

Enduring Questions in Gerontology (Hardcover): Deborah J. Sheets, Dana Bradley, Jon Hendricks Enduring Questions in Gerontology (Hardcover)
Deborah J. Sheets, Dana Bradley, Jon Hendricks
R2,067 Discovery Miles 20 670 Special order

"Enduring Questions in Gerontology" provides a comprehensive perspective on the abiding issues in gerontology. Both current and future gerontologists will find this book useful in examining emerging dilemmas and creating a context for further progress in the field of aging.

The most creative thinkers contributing to the gerontological literature reflect on their disciplines, consider how key questions have emerged, review how they have changed in the decades since gerontology entered the fray, and speculate what may lie ahead. The resulting collection of essays offers a comprehensive perspective on the enduring questions in gerontology and how they have shaped our understanding of differences in the experience of old age.
Key contributors to this volume include:
George L. Maddox
Christine L. Fry
Steven Austad
Kenneth Brummel-Smith
Manfred Diehl
Martha Holstein
W. Andrew Achenbaum
James E. Birren

As an emerging or seasoned scholar, you will find insights into the ways in which each disciplinary focus grapples with societal transitions, identifies emerging issues, and lays out strategies and salient perspectives for what should come next.

Family Violence and the Caring Professions (Paperback): Paul Kingston, Bridget Penhale Family Violence and the Caring Professions (Paperback)
Paul Kingston, Bridget Penhale
R1,017 Discovery Miles 10 170 Special order

...invaluable to people working with any victim of abuse, but also to help work with perpetrators.' - Jackie Pritchard, Community Care; ...an excellent analysis and exposition of theoretical, policy and practice issues.' - John Turnbull, Nursing Times This text covers three separate but related areas of family violence and abuse. It enables comparisons and contrasts to be made between child, adult and elderly abuse.;This book bridges the practice-theory gap with integration a cornerstone of the text. Good established practice and innovative methods are detailed. A multidisciplinary approach has been used to make this book required reading for all those who work with the problems of family violence.

Between Two Worlds (Hardcover): Ellen P Young Between Two Worlds (Hardcover)
Ellen P Young
R559 R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Save R57 (10%) Special order

Veteran hospital social worker Ellen P. Young, who saw both her mother and aunt struggle with Alzheimer's, says that though hard to find, humor is often the best medicine. It can be found in the simplest of words and actions. Between Two Worlds is a unique attempt to explore, through personal accounts and colorful, revealing vignettes, those precious, unforgettable moments of humor and lightheartedness found while ministering to those with debilitating Alzheimer's and related dementia. Young brings the quiet courage of care providers and relatives to life as each mines the depths of their caregiving experience to reveal touching and gently humorous moments that go a long way to ease the tension and pain.

While respectful of the plight of affected families and patients, Young's touching chapters form a timeless collection of "fear busters" that "access mirth."

The Care of the Elderly in the Ancient Near East (English, German, Hardcover): Marten Stol, Sven P. Vleeming The Care of the Elderly in the Ancient Near East (English, German, Hardcover)
Marten Stol, Sven P. Vleeming; Introduction by Raymond Westbrook
R3,231 Discovery Miles 32 310 Special order

"Material support in old age: how did the various cultures of the Ancient Near East counter this problem? Surprisingly, this problem has hardly been discussed before and consequently this volume is the first work to concentrate on this important social topic.
A group of scholars convened to study the strategies used when there was no son at hand to 'honour father and mother'. Lawbooks remain silent, but a wealth of information can be retrieved from legal texts otherwise not easily accessible to outsiders.
In a testament, for example, the testator can assure his maintenance; in other cases a dowry or other gift may take care of a surviving widow. A 'son' could be installed by adopting a wealthy adult person, or a slave be set free under the condition of serving the manumitter until his death. Unmarried women appointted 'daughters' for the same purpose.
The role of the 'public sector' (in this case the temple or the palace) in taking care of the destitute elderly remains a matter of debate, also in this book.
All regions with rich source materials are covered: Egypt, ancient Sumer, the Old Babylonian and Neo-Babylonian periods in the history of Mesopotamia, the Old Assyrian colonies in Anatolia, Emar.
The introduction and the conclusion are by Raymond Westbrook.

World Report on Ageing and Health (Paperback): World Health Organization World Report on Ageing and Health (Paperback)
World Health Organization
R1,007 Discovery Miles 10 070 Special order
No Place Like Home - Domiciliary Care Services for Older People (Paperback): Virpi Tmonen, Martha Doyle, david prendergast No Place Like Home - Domiciliary Care Services for Older People (Paperback)
Virpi Tmonen, Martha Doyle, david prendergast
R600 R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Save R66 (11%) Special order

"No Place Like Home" is the first major output of the Social Policy and Ageing Research Centre at Trinity College Dublin. The Centre was established in 2005 with the view to producing and disseminating policy-relevant research in the area of ageing. The domiciliary (in-home) care for older people was selected as the initial flagship project because it represents a policy area of growing concern both in the Irish and international contexts. While much rhetorical emphasis is placed on the importance of enabling older people with care needs to remain living in their own homes (not in the least due to the increasing perception that many older people are in inappropriate institutional care settings in hospitals and nursing homes), the absence of baseline data and lack of a clear understanding of policy structures constitute significant obstacles to achieving this aim. This study, conducted in August 2005-April 2006, involved interviewing 125 informants who are closely involved in planning, financing and delivering home care to older persons across Dublin. It represents the first systematic attempt in the Irish context to map out the respective roles and characteristics of the public, private and non-profit sector organisations involved in financing and delivering home care to older people. The book maps out the considerable shifts in the organisation and delivery of domiciliary care services for older persons over the last 10 years. A historical account is given of the shift from policy emphasis on institutional to domiciliary care. The increasing complexity of the 'care mix' that has resulted from changes in the non-profit (formerly voluntary) sector and the emergence of the private sector care agencies, and their relationship to the State as purchaser of care services are analysed. While the book is highly policy-relevant and includes a number of recommendations for changes in policy and practices, it also makes a major contribution to theory-building and historical analysis in the area of social care. As a result, the book is of interest to academic, policy and practitioner audiences, as well as postgraduate and undergraduate students, in the areas of social policy, politics, history of care services (the role of the voluntary sector in particular), sociology and social work. "No Place Like Home" fills a vacuum in an area that has changed rapidly and remained under-researched until now.

Resilience and Ageing - Creativity, Culture and Community (Hardcover): Anna Goulding, Bruce Davenport, Andrew Newman Resilience and Ageing - Creativity, Culture and Community (Hardcover)
Anna Goulding, Bruce Davenport, Andrew Newman
R2,514 Discovery Miles 25 140 Special order

Resilience is an area of growing interest within critical gerontology and policy agendas. In this book, researchers from multiple disciplines critically reflect on ways in which cultural engagement can develop social connectivity and improve resilience for older people, and how the built environment, community living, cultural participation, lifelong learning, and artist-led interventions can all help people to thrive in older age.

Incontinence and Inappropriate Urinating (Paperback): Graham Stokes Incontinence and Inappropriate Urinating (Paperback)
Graham Stokes
R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Special order
Managing the Ageing Experience - Learning from Older People (Book, New): Denise Tanner Managing the Ageing Experience - Learning from Older People (Book, New)
Denise Tanner
R2,413 Discovery Miles 24 130 Special order

Current social policy recognizes that older people should be treated as experts in their own lives and be actively involved in their care. This book explores what can be learned from older people's experiences in managing ageing. Direct connections are made between the everyday experiences and perspectives of older people, related research, and theoretical perspectives. This yields an engaging and informative analysis of how older people manage the ageing experience and what this means for policy and practice directed at promoting older people's wellbeing. The book provides an original and much-needed exploration of the strategies used by older people. It is topical and highly relevant to current issues in social policy, social work, and social care. As a unique and valuable resource for teaching, research, and practice in these areas, it provides key messages from recent and current research, relating to the experiences of older people and different aspects of community care practice.

Health Among the Elderly in Germany - New Evidence on Disease, Disability and Care Need (Hardcover): Gabriele Doblhammer Health Among the Elderly in Germany - New Evidence on Disease, Disability and Care Need (Hardcover)
Gabriele Doblhammer
R918 R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Save R220 (24%) Special order

Whether increasing life expectancy leads to better health remains still controversial. The authors contribute to the discussion on trends and patterns in health among the elderly by focusing on vanguard groups, the social and behavioral determinants of health, and the trends and patterns among vulnerable groups, particularly migrants. These three topics are embedded in the context of current international research interests, and feature prominently alongside the individual research questions each article addresses. From the Contents: * Welfare State and Disability. The relationship between stroke and disability depends on the health care system * Spatial Patterns of Dementia Prevalence and its Vascular Risk Factors in Germany * Does Education Matter for Incidence and Prevalence in Long-term Care Among the Elderly in Germany? Evidence from German Micro Census Panel data (2001-2004) * Spatial Patterns in German Long-term Care and their Relationship with Socioeconomic Factors * Mental Health Among Immigrants. Is there a disadvantage in later life?

Impact of Technology on Successful Aging (Hardcover): Neil Charness Impact of Technology on Successful Aging (Hardcover)
Neil Charness
R1,889 Discovery Miles 18 890 Special order

This volume provides a detailed examination of changes in technology that impact individuals as they age with an emphasis upon cultural contexts and person-environment fit from human factors, psychological, and sociological perspectives.

The editors take into consideration the role of macro-influences in shaping technological changes in industrialized societies that effect successful aging in terms of quality of life. Topics discussed include: human factors and aging; the impact of the internet; and assistive technology. As a special feature, each chapter is followed by two commentaries from experts in the same and neighboring disciplines.

Mobility and Transportation in the Elderly (Hardcover): Mobility and Transportation in the Elderly (Hardcover)
R2,070 Discovery Miles 20 700 Special order

This comprehensive volume examines the gradual reduction of mobility in the elderly. The authors first review the physiological and psychological changes that occur as we age, and go on to illustrate how this gradual decrease in adequate mobility can lead to an increase in automotive accidents. They also review the limitations that mass transportation systems and driving individual vehicles present for the elderly, and discuss different assistive devices that have been and should be implemented to help improve mobility. Each chapter ends with insightful commentaries by specialists in the gerontology field. This book is a must read for gerontologists as well as policy makers and educators on courses in organizational structures of social policy.

Senior Centers - Opportunities for Successful Aging (Hardcover): Beverly Beisgen, Marilyn Kraitchman Senior Centers - Opportunities for Successful Aging (Hardcover)
Beverly Beisgen, Marilyn Kraitchman
R1,809 Discovery Miles 18 090 Special order

The book features real-life vignettes that bring the text to life, providing readers with the opportunity to see how older adults benefit from senior centers. The Appendix includes a useful list of resources as well.

Professionals who work with older adults including social workers, recreation therapists, nurses, gerontologists, administrators, and students will find this book to be a valuable resource.

The book features real-life vignettes that bring the text to life, providing readers with the opportunity to see how older adults benefit from senior centers. The Appendix includes a useful list of resources as well.

Professionals who work with older adults including social workers, recreation therapists, nurses, gerontologists, administrators, and students will find this book to be a valuable resource.

Religious Influences on Health and Well-being in the Elderly (Hardcover, New): Alan Booth, Neal Krause Religious Influences on Health and Well-being in the Elderly (Hardcover, New)
Alan Booth, Neal Krause
R2,158 Discovery Miles 21 580 Special order

"What makes the book's approach so captivating is that each...chapter is written by a different researcher in the study of religion and health. These researchers are responsible for significant portions of the existing literature and methodologies found in this field today....The versatility of the book warrants special mention. It is effective as a survey of work that has already been done on this topic. At the same time, it serves as a wellspring of ideas for new research....This work makes a valuable contribution to the present understanding of research on religion and health. It also serves as a road map to help chart directions for future endeavors in the field."--"Sociology of Religion" This volume focuses on the ways in which religious institutions, religious practices, and religious organizations impact the health and well-being of older persons. Topics examined include:
the conceptualization and measurement of religion in late lifethe relationship between religious coping and possible stress reduction the role of forgiveness as an alternate mediator how social class, gender, and race can influence the specific effect of religion and religious institutions in a diverse aging society
Contributors include L. Chatters, K. Ferraro, L. K. George, E. Idler, S. McFadden, and K. Meador.

Home or Nursing Home? - Making the Right Choices (Hardcover, Second Edition): Michael J. Salamon, Gloria Rosenthal Home or Nursing Home? - Making the Right Choices (Hardcover, Second Edition)
Michael J. Salamon, Gloria Rosenthal
R1,484 Discovery Miles 14 840 Special order

One of the most difficult choices many people will have to make in their lives is whether to care for an elderly parent at home or place them in a nursing home. In this updated second edition, the authors explore the pros and cons of both choices. They debunk erroneous beliefs about home care vs. nursing home care, including cultural biases against placing loved ones in a nursing home. A home-or-nursing-home quiz to aid family members in the decision-making process is included. Once the decision is made, this book offers chapters on how to select a nursing home, nursing home resources and associations to contact, and reports from nursing home residents and their families on life after placement.

Let's Look Together (Paperback, New edition): Rae-Lynn Cebul Ziegler Let's Look Together (Paperback, New edition)
Rae-Lynn Cebul Ziegler
R724 Discovery Miles 7 240 Special order

Wake up someone s brain with every turn of the page in this delightfully engaging resource. Featuring evocative images of children, this picture book for adults is to be shared between a family (or professional) caregiver and a person with memory loss to encourage meaningful emotional connections and conversations through therapeutic brain stimulation. Research demonstrates that sensory integration in the brain reinforces and excites neural connections. Using the principles of sensory integration, occupational therapist Rae-Lynn Ziegler presents photographs that trigger multiple and varied sensory reactions: visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, gustatory, and vestibular and proprioceptive (motion and movement). Tested with people with middle to late Alzheimer s disease, Ziegler s work demonstrates that spending time with an interactive picture book can help keep people with memory loss connected and engaged. Users of Let s Look Together are encouraged to Relate to the feelings suggested by the photos, Reminisce about situations triggered in the person s memory, Describe what might precede or follow the photo s action, Tell a story about the child or image, and Find pleasure in sharing the book together. Twenty-nine full-color photographs portray an array of easily recognized emotions and activities. Joy, tears, surprise, contentment and stubbornness are interspersed with edible delights, unexpected encounters, nurturing family interactions, and more. Simple conversation starters are provided for each image. It all comes together to create a new visual and emotional journey for each person every time the book is opened. Let s Look Together is for use one-on-one or in groups at home or in formal care settings ranging from adult day services to hospitals and nursing homes.|""Wake up"" someone's brain with every turn of the page in this delightfully engaging resource. Featuring evocative images of children, this picture book for adults is to be shared between a family (or professional) caregiver and a person with memory loss to encourage meaningful emotional connections and conversations through therapeutic brain stimulation. Research demonstrates that sensory integration in the brain reinforces and excites neural connections. Using the principles of sensory integration, occupational therapist Rae-Lynn Ziegler presents photographs that trigger multiple and varied sensory reactions: visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, gustatory, and vestibular and proprioceptive (motion and movement). Tested with people with middle to late Alzheimer's disease, Ziegler's work demonstrates that spending time with an interactive picture book can help keep people with memory loss connected and engaged. Users of `Let's Look Together' are encouraged to: Relate to the feelings suggested by the photos; Reminisce about situations triggered in the person's memory; Describe what might precede or follow the photo's action; Tell a story about the child or image; Find pleasure in sharing the book together. Twenty-nine full-colour photographs portray an array of easily recognised emotions and activities. Joy, tears, surprise, contentment and stubbornness are interspersed with edible delights, unexpected encounters, nurturing family interactions, and more. Simple conversation starters are provided for each image. It all comes together to create a new visual and emotional journey for each person every time the book is opened. `Let's Look Together' is for use one-on-one or in groups-at home or in formal care settings ranging from adult day services to hospitals and nursing homes.

Enhancing Staff Retention in Person-Centered Care Environments for Older Adults - How to Create and Implement a Comprehensive... Enhancing Staff Retention in Person-Centered Care Environments for Older Adults - How to Create and Implement a Comprehensive Orientation Program (Paperback)
Janine Lange
R765 Discovery Miles 7 650 Special order

High employee turnover is one of the greatest challenges facing long-term care communities today. Without consistent staffing, programs and their residents greatly suffer the negative consequences of inadequate resident care, unnecessary expenses, and inefficient operations. To curb this trend of low employee retention, this useful guide will help long-term care administrators develop, implement, and maintain an effective orientation program for all levels of staff. By providing new employees with proper training from the moment they step in the door, long-term care communities and other programs can ensure that they are nurturing skilled caregivers who are dedicated to their organization and their residents for the long haul. Using a person-centered focus, this guide outlines all of the necessary steps in creating an orientation program that works. Starting with establishing the long-term care organization's needs, the guide then goes on to explain what pertinent information to include, how, when, and where to present it, and how to develop a schedule and timeframe for training. The guide also stresses the importance of creating a mentorship program between new and existing employees and provides valuable insight on how to develop and sustain such a program. Other important topics include testing skills in new employees, administering evaluations, building relationships, defining the community's culture, and keeping the focus on the residents. Over the course of 12 chapters, this guide shows leaders that effective orientation program lasts far beyond the first day. By creating and implementing a thorough, person-centered orientation and training program, facilities will not only foster the growth of their newest employees but also give them the skills, knowledge, confidence, and support to successfully adapt to a new workplace. This comfort and confidence easily translates into the delivery of the highest quality of care to residents and a lasting dedication to one's organization. Notable features include: Downloadable sample forms that can be used as a guide! Chapter review at the end of each chapter with a bulleted list of key points. Includes blank lines so the reader can make notes A focus on extending a setting's person-centered approach to encompass its employees, too, taking a novel approach to making employees feel well-trained and supported in a new work environment 2016 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards (2nd place, Gerontological Nursing) 2016 National Health Information Awards (Merit Award Winner - in Other/Miscellaneous Health Information, Media/Publishing Division)

Caring For People With Challenging Behaviors - Essential Skills and Successful Strategies in Long-Term Care (Paperback, 2nd... Caring For People With Challenging Behaviors - Essential Skills and Successful Strategies in Long-Term Care (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Stephen Weber Long
R926 Discovery Miles 9 260 Special order

The newly revised edition of this popular resource provides caregiving staff with easy-to-understand and powerfully effective ways to prevent, reduce, or eliminate the challenging behaviors of care recipients. Nearly 80% of long-term care residents exhibit some level of difficult behaviors stemming from a wide range of factors including depression, personal distress, declining physical function, or dementia. Care staff will learn how to use this book's proven intervention tools and strategies to identify and satisfy the basic human needs that underlie challenging behaviors, as well as encourage and reinforce positive behaviors. With detailed vignettes illustrating the successful implementation of each recommended technique for addressing common challenging resident behaviors, this new edition also focuses on empowering caregivers to cope with the stress of their roles. Presented in a user-friendly style for anyone working in long-term care settings, this book serves as both a self-study tool and a resource for in-service training. Resources for staff include: Downloadable handouts that summarize core content as well as strategies and models for intervention. Exercises that help staff put concepts into practice. Intervention and behavior tracking forms. Stress-management techniques that help staff with their own reactions to challenging resident behavior. A 5-step treatment plan using a preventative approach. Whether used as a self-help tool, a curriculum for in-services, a training guide for students, or a reference for mental health professionals, Caring for People with Challenging Behaviors, Second Edition is an essential read for anyone working in long-term care. The simple and practical techniques presented will raise the quality of life for care recipients and can transform the overall culture of care. NEW to the second edition! New chapter on the benefits of advance directives over behavior contracts. More intervention strategies and stress-management techniques. Downloadable exercises, forms, posters, and 40 handouts. Additional case studies and instructional displays. 2015 National Mature Media Award (Merit Award Winner)

Older People, Ageing and Social Work - Knowledge for Practice (Paperback): Mark Hughes, Karen Heycox Older People, Ageing and Social Work - Knowledge for Practice (Paperback)
Mark Hughes, Karen Heycox
R761 R672 Discovery Miles 6 720 Save R89 (12%) Special order

'Essential reading for practitioners, educators and researchers within the general field of social work with older people.' - From the foreword by Mark Lymbery, Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Nottingham The reality of our ageing population means all social workers need to be confident in working with older people. Social workers are engaged in ongoing practice with older people in a variety of contexts, from hospitals, aged care assessment teams and mental health services to employment services, housing services and rehabilitation services. Older People, Ageing and Social Work draws on theoretical, research, policy and practice knowledge to inform contemporary practice with older people. Hughes and Heycox demonstrate that high level professional skills are required in this area as well as detailed knowledge of the issues affecting older people's lives. They argue that practitioners need to take into account the social and emotional needs of the older people they work with, as well as the practical and administrative aspects of their roles. They emphasise understanding the diversity of the older population and enabling older people to make the most of their strengths and capacities.

The Legacy of Longevity - Health and Health Care in Later Life (Hardcover, Revised ed.): Sidney M. Stahl The Legacy of Longevity - Health and Health Care in Later Life (Hardcover, Revised ed.)
Sidney M. Stahl
R2,180 Discovery Miles 21 800 Special order

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.

The Compassionate Community - A Resource for Care Home Managers to Place Compassion at the Heart of Caring for Residents and... The Compassionate Community - A Resource for Care Home Managers to Place Compassion at the Heart of Caring for Residents and Their Staff Teams (DVD-ROM)
Andy Bradley, Kirsty Murrey, Francis Briers
R1,297 Discovery Miles 12 970 Special order

This manual is designed to shift the mentality of those who work in care and nursing homes in order to emphasise a more compassionate way of caring for both the residents of the home and the staff who work there. This involves first learning to develop a sense of self-compassion, and then allowing this to permeate to all aspects of the home Part of the training contained is designed for managers, to alter their approach to their work and their teams, to make them more compassionate 'bosses', more self-compassionate and more able to build a lasting culture of care that will remain when they have moved into a different role elsewhere. The second part of the training is designed to be run with staff members, to enhance their compassion and the quality of the care they provide. It is therefore both a 'self-help' manual in one sense, and a training guide for staff development.

The Essential Eldercare Handbook for Nevada (Paperback): Kim Boyer, Mary Shapiro The Essential Eldercare Handbook for Nevada (Paperback)
Kim Boyer, Mary Shapiro
R416 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R37 (9%) Special order

The senior years can be daunting, for spouses, children, other caregivers, and seniors themselves. Too often a sudden crisis leaves a family unprepared and feeling helpless. Chronic illnesses and limited funds can present difficult and emotional choices regarding care or housing. Rules and resources vary from state to state. Everyone can use help from experienced professionals in understanding them.
Boyer and Shapiro provide Nevada-specific information\--medical, legal, and financial\--on the wide range of problems that arise during the elder years. Case studies show how a typical family copes with troubles such as failing health or financial cares and what options they have. This guide will help any Nevada resident plan for their own senior years and take care of aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones.

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