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How to Get Families More Involved in the Nursing Home - Four Programs That Work and Why (Paperback): Tammy LaBrake How to Get Families More Involved in the Nursing Home - Four Programs That Work and Why (Paperback)
Tammy LaBrake
R1,093 Discovery Miles 10 930 Special order

Health care providers and social workers at nursing homes may feel they have little time to design programs for the family members of their residents, yet you will learn in How to Get Families More Involved in the Nursing Home that the benefits of such programs are immense and the time investment will pay off. You learn of four family programs that can be put into use immediately or can be changed or expanded to fit the needs of an individual setting. In addition, you will witness how educational workshops, support groups, family councils, and holiday socials increase family involvement in the nursing home, which in turn improves the quality of care and life that long-term residents experience.In the daily bustle of trying to meet the needs of all residents, staff members do not generally have time to devote to family members who often feel awkward during their visits and do not realize their help would be welcomed. Nursing home coordinators and social workers can use the model support groups and workshops this book provides to open the lines of communication between staff and families and enable them to work together to assess and meet residents' needs. Implementation of these programs encourages families to take an active role in the operation of the nursing home and to participate in the decisions and events that affect the residents' lives. How to Get Families More Involved in the Nursing Home provides easy, step-by-step procedures for the installation of family programs without overtaxing social workers and directors already under pressure.In addition to the four model programs developed and presented by author Tammy LaBrake, a Public Health Social Work Consultant, this book examines research findings on the lack of family participation in nursing homes despite the offering of family programs. You learn how to overcome barriers to communication and collaboration between staff members and family members and capitalize on the amount of participation that does exist within a nursing home. You also learn how to convey to families that they are equally responsible for the well-being of their resident and that their input and assistance are necessary to correct problems that cannot be remedied by staff members alone. Finally, How to Get Families More Involved in the Nursing Home demonstrates that workshops, social gatherings, and councils do contribute to the formation of a community where family members and staffers find the mutual support necessary to provide excellent health care and soften the institutional atmosphere.

Grief Education for Caregivers of the Elderly (Paperback): Harold G. Koenig, Junietta Baker McCall Grief Education for Caregivers of the Elderly (Paperback)
Harold G. Koenig, Junietta Baker McCall
R738 Discovery Miles 7 380 Special order

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 old Utilized 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.

The Clinical Management of Elder Abuse (Paperback): Georgia J. Anetzberger The Clinical Management of Elder Abuse (Paperback)
Georgia J. Anetzberger
R1,100 Discovery Miles 11 000 Special order

Learn to detect elder abuse and provide the help that your neglected or abused elderly clients need! Even to clinicians experienced in managing difficult client situations, elder abuse is perplexing, complex, and ethically charged. This kind of abuse can be hard to detect, with its subtle manifestations and indicators that could just as easily reflect other problems or illnesses. It can seem impossible to control, particularly when the victim refuses help or denies the seriousness of mistreatment. Moreover, decision-making when dealing with interventions for elder abuse is rarely easy and is frequently clouded by ethical dilemmas. The Clinical Management of Elder Abuse can help. This essential guide for present and future clinicians provides you with multidisciplinary perspectives on detecting elder abuse situations and interventions that can make a real difference in the lives of clients. Three case studies are presented and then examined from the professional perspectives of an attorney, a physician, a nurse, and a social worker. What these professionals have to say will leave you better informed about the dynamics and complexities of elder abuse, about important steps that must be taken in the clinical management of elder abuse, and about the importance and application of multidisciplinary teams in elder abuse work. The handy figures, lists of definitions, and tables you'll find in this well-referenced book make important concepts and complex information easy to access and understand. The Clinical Management of Elder Abuse shows how professionals in the above disciplines can address the effects of elder abuse, which may manifest as: physical effects, including pain and injury, sleep disturbances, eating problems, and headaches behavioral effects, including anger, helplessness, reduced coping abilities, and suicidal actions psychological effects, which can be wide-ranging and include denial, fear, anxiety, and depression social effects, such as increased dependence, withdrawal, and lessened contact with the outside world As the baby boom generation ages, incidents of elder abuse are certain to continue to increase. Whether you are a student, an educator, an experienced clinician, or a novice in the field, The Clinical Management of Elder Abuse is a resource that you'll return to again and again as you work to improve the lives of this important, growing population.

Faith-Based Initiatives and Aging Services (Paperback): James W. Ellor, F. Ellen Netting Faith-Based Initiatives and Aging Services (Paperback)
James W. Ellor, F. Ellen Netting
R951 Discovery Miles 9 510 Special order

Gain an understanding of the increased role religious congregations now play in providing social support to the elderly Religious congregations and faith-based organizations (FBO) from the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions have worked on behalf of older adults for centuries. But the initiation of President Bush's Office of Faith-Based Initiatives has raised many questions from both the traditional secular and sectarian services as well as many nontraditional services found in each community. Faith-Based Initiatives and Aging Services addresses the issues of the separation of church and state, the concerns involved in developing social services in religious congregations, and the larger public policy implications of this office. This unique book offers perspectives from traditional and nontraditional faith-based groups, as well as experts in volunteerism. The enactment by Congress of the Charitable Choice section of the federal welfare reform law combined with the creation of the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in the United States Department of Health and Human Services to signal a high-level of interest in supporting faith-based organizations. Faith-Based Initiatives and Aging Services focuses on the specific applications of services provided by religious congregations. Editors F. Ellen Netting and James W. Ellor conducted an in-depth interview with Elizabeth Seal-Scott, then Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (an edited transcript of the interview is included in the book) to help promote understanding of the development and implementation of faith-based, grass roots programs. Faith-Based Initiatives and Aging Services examines: the separation of church and state Baptist perspectives on faith-based initiatives and religious liberty managing older volunteers faith organizations and ethnically diverse elders the heritage of religion and spirituality in the field of gerontology faith-related agencies and their implications for aging services the role of religious congregations in the social service system Faith-Based Initiatives and Aging Services is an essential resource for anyone interested in developing programs for older adults in religious congregations, for human services staffs seeking to work with faith-based initiatives, and for government workers in need of a better understanding of faith-based services in their community.

Linking Housing and Services for Older Adults - Obstacles, Options, and Opportunities (Hardcover): Jon Pynoos, Penny Hollander... Linking Housing and Services for Older Adults - Obstacles, Options, and Opportunities (Hardcover)
Jon Pynoos, Penny Hollander Feldman, Joann Ahrens
R3,375 Discovery Miles 33 750 Special order

Packaging supportive services with housing a pressing issue for older adults The population of older adults is expected to explode in the coming years. Linking Housing and Services for Older Adults: Obstacles, Options, and Opportunities examines a crucial, complex, and often overlooked issue for policymakers and the public at large: older adults' increasing needs for housing and supportive long-term care services. As baby boomers strive to help their parents make difficult decisions about their options, pressure mounts for policymakers to develop appropriate housing and services. This book brings together respected experts to discuss the answers to difficult questions about meeting the housing and support service needs of aging adults. Linking Housing and Services for Older Adults: Obstacles, Options, and Opportunities explores in-depth the tough issues pertaining to which populations are presently being served, what their needs are, and who is being left out. You'll learn exactly what types of services are available, who is providing them, and how are they packaged. From residential care to assisted living to institutional care, this book addresses all facets of the complicated problems of providing availability to fulfill need. This important source presents insightful analysis of the total range of issues and the challenges to progress as well as offering specific recommendations to effectively offer housing and vital long-term care supportive services to older adults. Linking Housing and Services for Older Adults: Obstacles, Options, and Opportunities discusses in detail: the argument for increased development of supportive housing for older adults and the barriers preventing it the issues related to providing a variety of housing and service options to the Medicaid population two case studies that illustrate how policies aimed at linking housing and services play out at the state and local level and the need for strong leadership and the ability to develop key partnerships as vital aspects for success the interrelationship of factors regarding nursing home admission, the availability of subsidized housing, and Medicaid eligibility the need for care management to be holistic including environmental care assessment, repair, and renovation management in addition to current long-term care settings creating affordable assisted living facilities for older persons receiving Medicaid services the successful components of the national Coming Home Program four case studies emphasizing different finance and regulatory approaches providing lessons learned for developers, state agencies, and advocates of affordable assisted living This vital educational resource is also an essential reference for local, state, and national policymakers, housing officials, and long-term care providers.

Linking Housing and Services for Older Adults - Obstacles, Options, and Opportunities (Paperback): Jon Pynoos, Penny Hollander... Linking Housing and Services for Older Adults - Obstacles, Options, and Opportunities (Paperback)
Jon Pynoos, Penny Hollander Feldman, Joann Ahrens
R1,053 Discovery Miles 10 530 Special order

Packaging supportive services with housing a pressing issue for older adults The population of older adults is expected to explode in the coming years. Linking Housing and Services for Older Adults: Obstacles, Options, and Opportunities examines a crucial, complex, and often overlooked issue for policymakers and the public at large: older adults' increasing needs for housing and supportive long-term care services. As baby boomers strive to help their parents make difficult decisions about their options, pressure mounts for policymakers to develop appropriate housing and services. This book brings together respected experts to discuss the answers to difficult questions about meeting the housing and support service needs of aging adults. Linking Housing and Services for Older Adults: Obstacles, Options, and Opportunities explores in-depth the tough issues pertaining to which populations are presently being served, what their needs are, and who is being left out. You'll learn exactly what types of services are available, who is providing them, and how are they packaged. From residential care to assisted living to institutional care, this book addresses all facets of the complicated problems of providing availability to fulfill need. This important source presents insightful analysis of the total range of issues and the challenges to progress as well as offering specific recommendations to effectively offer housing and vital long-term care supportive services to older adults. Linking Housing and Services for Older Adults: Obstacles, Options, and Opportunities discusses in detail: the argument for increased development of supportive housing for older adults and the barriers preventing it the issues related to providing a variety of housing and service options to the Medicaid population two case studies that illustrate how policies aimed at linking housing and services play out at the state and local level and the need for strong leadership and the ability to develop key partnerships as vital aspects for success the interrelationship of factors regarding nursing home admission, the availability of subsidized housing, and Medicaid eligibility the need for care management to be holistic including environmental care assessment, repair, and renovation management in addition to current long-term care settings creating affordable assisted living facilities for older persons receiving Medicaid services the successful components of the national Coming Home Program four case studies emphasizing different finance and regulatory approaches providing lessons learned for developers, state agencies, and advocates of affordable assisted living This vital educational resource is also an essential reference for local, state, and national policymakers, housing officials, and long-term care providers.

Elder Abuse - Selected Papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence (Hardcover): Elizabeth Podnieks, Ariela... Elder Abuse - Selected Papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence (Hardcover)
Elizabeth Podnieks, Ariela Lowenstein, Jordan I. Kosberg
R3,129 Discovery Miles 31 290 Special order

Get up-to-date information and research on elder abuse from international authorities! Elder Abuse: Selected Papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence is an invaluable collection of the most important presentation papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence. This comprehensive book presents the latest research and detailed information on the difficult issues surrounding elder abuse around the world. International experts use a multidisciplinary approach to provide ideas and insights to help provide researchers, educators, and practitioners with practical strategies for dealing with the numerous facets of this disturbing issue. Different types of abuse are explored in detail, including physical, financial, and emotional. This comprehensive source is richly referenced, with helpful tables to clearly explain data valuable to all law and health professionals involved in the issues of elder abuse. Elder Abuse: Selected Papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence discusses: grandparents raising grandchildren the elder abuse of custodial grandparents combating financial abuse of elders by others a study of elder abuse within diverse cultures forensic medical examination form for improved documentation and prosecution of elder abuse elder abuse in faith communities older women, domestic violence, and elder abuse elder abuse risk indicators elder abuse multidisciplinary teams Elder Abuse: Selected Papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence is essential reading for researchers, educators, practitioners, and policymakers in the fields of aging, health, mental health, social services, adult protective services, domestic violence, law, and criminal justice.

Group Work and Aging - Issues in Practice, Research, and Education (Hardcover): Robert Salmon, Roberta K. Graziano Group Work and Aging - Issues in Practice, Research, and Education (Hardcover)
Robert Salmon, Roberta K. Graziano
R3,880 R3,292 Discovery Miles 32 920 Save R588 (15%) Special order

Get a wealth of information about the theory and practice of social work with older adults, their families, and their caregivers! Although there is a considerable amount of writing on both group work and social work with the elderly, there is surprisingly little about applying this practice method to this specific age group. Group Work and Aging: Issues in Practice, Research, and Education fills this gap by presenting penetrating articles about a mutual aid approach to working with diverse groups of older adults with varied needs. Respected experts and gifted researchers provide case studies, practice examples, and explanation of theory to illustrate this practice method with aging adults, their families, and their caregivers. Group Work and Aging: Issues in Practice, Research, and Education discusses in-depth information on group work with gay and lesbian elders, caregivers, elders with Alzheimer's disease, service providers, special populations such as Vietnamese and Latino/a elders, and provides information on the use of expressive therapies like art, drama, and dance. Each well-referenced chapter presents high quality, up-to-date social group work practice strategies to prepare practitioners for the needs of the growing population of elderly in the near future. Group Work and Aging: Issues in Practice, Research, and Education discusses: the adaptation of group work practice approaches when working with older group members the use of a Record of Service as an analytical tool in group work with aging lesbians a chronicle of a student's field placement at a drop-in center for homeless senior citizens the sociocultural reality of the Asian immigrant elderly residential substance abuse treatment for older adults mutual aid groups for older persons with mental illness the relationship between caregiver support groups and the marker framework of family caregiving telephone caregiver support groups group work interventions with elderly parents of adults with severe mental illness a program for the development and implementation of an intergenerational singing group support groups as an effective therapy at end-of-life the use of a mutual aid group with home attendants and much more! Group Work and Aging: Issues in Practice, Research, and Education reveals the latest examples of good group work practice with aging adults and their support systems, perfect for practitioners, educators, and anyone interested in and/or work with older adults.

Group Work and Aging - Issues in Practice, Research, and Education (Paperback): Robert Salmon, Roberta K. Graziano Group Work and Aging - Issues in Practice, Research, and Education (Paperback)
Robert Salmon, Roberta K. Graziano
R1,035 Discovery Miles 10 350 Special order

Get a wealth of information about the theory and practice of social work with older adults, their families, and their caregivers! Although there is a considerable amount of writing on both group work and social work with the elderly, there is surprisingly little about applying this practice method to this specific age group. Group Work and Aging: Issues in Practice, Research, and Education fills this gap by presenting penetrating articles about a mutual aid approach to working with diverse groups of older adults with varied needs. Respected experts and gifted researchers provide case studies, practice examples, and explanation of theory to illustrate this practice method with aging adults, their families, and their caregivers. Group Work and Aging: Issues in Practice, Research, and Education discusses in-depth information on group work with gay and lesbian elders, caregivers, elders with Alzheimer's disease, service providers, special populations such as Vietnamese and Latino/a elders, and provides information on the use of expressive therapies like art, drama, and dance. Each well-referenced chapter presents high quality, up-to-date social group work practice strategies to prepare practitioners for the needs of the growing population of elderly in the near future. Group Work and Aging: Issues in Practice, Research, and Education discusses: the adaptation of group work practice approaches when working with older group members the use of a Record of Service as an analytical tool in group work with aging lesbians a chronicle of a student's field placement at a drop-in center for homeless senior citizens the sociocultural reality of the Asian immigrant elderly residential substance abuse treatment for older adults mutual aid groups for older persons with mental illness the relationship between caregiver support groups and the marker framework of family caregiving telephone caregiver support groups group work interventions with elderly parents of adults with severe mental illness a program for the development and implementation of an intergenerational singing group support groups as an effective therapy at end-of-life the use of a mutual aid group with home attendants and much more! Group Work and Aging: Issues in Practice, Research, and Education reveals the latest examples of good group work practice with aging adults and their support systems, perfect for practitioners, educators, and anyone interested in and/or work with older adults.

End-of-Life Care - Bridging Disability and Aging with Person Centered Care (Paperback): William C. Gaventa, David L. Couleter End-of-Life Care - Bridging Disability and Aging with Person Centered Care (Paperback)
William C. Gaventa, David L. Couleter
R1,046 Discovery Miles 10 460 Special order

Two cogent arguments about end-of-life care and carefully reasoned responses from experts End-of-Life Care: Bridging Disability and Aging with Person Centered Care features two primary papers on the controversial issue of end-of-life care within the disabled and aging populations. Each paper explains clearly and honestly the multitude of issues involved in using person centered care. The first is from a father and nationally known advocate for the disabled Rud Turnbull speaking from a disability perspective about his disabled son. The second is from respected theologian M. J. Iozzio speaking from the aging perspective about her father's Alzheimer's disease. Responses from experts in the field follow, thoughtfully raising further points to consider about policies, ethics, quality of life, and consent. The two central papers from End-of-Life Care focus on person centered, interdependent care using the personal reflections of two close family members and their views about end-of-life care. The responses that follow each are direct, thoughtful, and concentrate on the issues in end-of-life planning using person centered care. This difficult and important issue is discussed in detail by lawyers, theologians, clinical practitioners, and professional service providers, and includes several revealing personal stories about end-of-life experiences. Helpful resources for both policy and practice are also presented to assist the reader to learn more. End-of-Life Care discusses: who, how, and on what grounds end-of-life decisions should be made for the developmentally/intellectually disabled best practices information from Volunteers of America's Last Passages project the unique challenges faced by individuals with disabilities and their families when confronting issues of death and dying the protection of the rights of the disabled from discrimination person centered care for the aging with complicating health conditions like Alzheimer's Disease helping all people to clearly communicate their end-of-life wishes End-of-Life Care explores explores policy, theological, and personal dimensions of end of life care, and the ways that person centered care can bridge the fields of aging and disabilty.

Aging Education in a Global Context (Hardcover): Dena Shenk, Lisa Groger Aging Education in a Global Context (Hardcover)
Dena Shenk, Lisa Groger
R3,125 Discovery Miles 31 250 Special order

A selection of proceedings from the 2004 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education annual conference Aging Education in a Global Context is a carefully considered set of papers based on selected proceedings from the 2004 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education annual conference. Each forward-thinking presentation provides unique perspectives on teaching resources and education, presenting a wellspring of creative ideas for new and experienced teachers in gerontology and aging education. Respected educators present cutting-edge concepts and effective strategies in gerontology curriculum development and cross-cultural perspectives for advancing gerontology as a field of study. Over the next twenty years, the world's aging population will increase dramatically, requiring increased attention to global aging issues. To prepare gerontologists around the world for future challenges, Aging Education in a Global Context provides educators with fresh viewpoints and practical information on which to base the latest teaching strategies. Each presentation provides a multitude of valuable ideas perfect for incorporating into aging education curriculums, such as how to use films and literature for teaching about aging, how to enfold global perspectives into aging courses, and how to avoid cross-cultural misunderstandings when teaching gerontology in a host country. This invaluable resource is extensively referenced. Aging Education in a Global Context examines aging education, issues, and ageism topics such as: the consequences of globalization for older people a course design incorporating cross-cultural, anthropological approaches to understanding aging an approach to teach about death and dying through the cross-cultural viewpoint of various religious faiths a study of fourteen international films that provides gerontologists with models of successful aging to pass on in coursework teaching cross-cultural aging using Chilean literary portrayals of elders the evolution and present state of gerontology education in Japan gerontology research and cooperative education in Kenya educating about community-based long-term care in China Aging Education in a Global Context presents a wealth of new ideas for all gerontology educators and educators addressing cross-cultural aging issues within discipline-based courses in sociology, social work, anthropology, public policy, and psychology.

Aging Education in a Global Context (Paperback): Dena Shenk, Lisa Groger Aging Education in a Global Context (Paperback)
Dena Shenk, Lisa Groger
R1,036 R898 Discovery Miles 8 980 Save R138 (13%) Special order

A selection of proceedings from the 2004 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education annual conference Aging Education in a Global Context is a carefully considered set of papers based on selected proceedings from the 2004 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education annual conference. Each forward-thinking presentation provides unique perspectives on teaching resources and education, presenting a wellspring of creative ideas for new and experienced teachers in gerontology and aging education. Respected educators present cutting-edge concepts and effective strategies in gerontology curriculum development and cross-cultural perspectives for advancing gerontology as a field of study. Over the next twenty years, the world's aging population will increase dramatically, requiring increased attention to global aging issues. To prepare gerontologists around the world for future challenges, Aging Education in a Global Context provides educators with fresh viewpoints and practical information on which to base the latest teaching strategies. Each presentation provides a multitude of valuable ideas perfect for incorporating into aging education curriculums, such as how to use films and literature for teaching about aging, how to enfold global perspectives into aging courses, and how to avoid cross-cultural misunderstandings when teaching gerontology in a host country. This invaluable resource is extensively referenced. Aging Education in a Global Context examines aging education, issues, and ageism topics such as: the consequences of globalization for older people a course design incorporating cross-cultural, anthropological approaches to understanding aging an approach to teach about death and dying through the cross-cultural viewpoint of various religious faiths a study of fourteen international films that provides gerontologists with models of successful aging to pass on in coursework teaching cross-cultural aging using Chilean literary portrayals of elders the evolution and present state of gerontology education in Japan gerontology research and cooperative education in Kenya educating about community-based long-term care in China Aging Education in a Global Context presents a wealth of new ideas for all gerontology educators and educators addressing cross-cultural aging issues within discipline-based courses in sociology, social work, anthropology, public policy, and psychology.

Family and Aging Policy (Hardcover): Francis G. Caro Family and Aging Policy (Hardcover)
Francis G. Caro
R3,868 Discovery Miles 38 680 Special order

Learn how public policies can help families provide the care their elderly relatives need Family and Aging Policy examines how public initiatives to assist the elderly in the United States, Canada, Singapore, Denmark, and Sweden can impact families who provide them with long-term care. For the majority of older people, the aging experience involves their families directly and indirectly, affecting income security, housing, and health care. This unique book addresses the aging issues that matter most to families struggling to deal with the demands of care giving and provides answers on how the public sector can help. As the traditional nuclear family becomes a memory and the notion of extended family disappears, the need for public interventions to help the elderly increases. A significant number of people grow old without families they can depend on. Others have families who want to help, but lack the financial means or the housing needed to provide care. Family and Aging Policy offers options on how families and formal services can share responsibilities, including how families can juggle jobs and care giving, the effects of the Family and Medical Leave Act, consumer-directed service options, community-based care programs, accessory dwelling units and zoning ordinances, and provisions for caregiver support in each of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Family and Aging Policy examines: extensive welfare programs in Sweden publicly funded home care programs in Denmark family-oriented social policies in Singapore shared responsibilities of families and formal services in Canada the Administration on Aging's National Family Caregiver Support program in the United States California Caregiver Resource Centers and much more! Family and Aging Policy is an invaluable tool for researchers and policy analysts working in family policy issues and as an essential supplemental text for course work in gerontology, sociology, family relations, and social work.

Family and Aging Policy (Paperback): Francis G. Caro Family and Aging Policy (Paperback)
Francis G. Caro
R1,228 Discovery Miles 12 280 Special order

Learn how public policies can help families provide the care their elderly relatives need Family and Aging Policy examines how public initiatives to assist the elderly in the United States, Canada, Singapore, Denmark, and Sweden can impact families who provide them with long-term care. For the majority of older people, the aging experience involves their families directly and indirectly, affecting income security, housing, and health care. This unique book addresses the aging issues that matter most to families struggling to deal with the demands of care giving and provides answers on how the public sector can help. As the traditional nuclear family becomes a memory and the notion of extended family disappears, the need for public interventions to help the elderly increases. A significant number of people grow old without families they can depend on. Others have families who want to help, but lack the financial means or the housing needed to provide care. Family and Aging Policy offers options on how families and formal services can share responsibilities, including how families can juggle jobs and care giving, the effects of the Family and Medical Leave Act, consumer-directed service options, community-based care programs, accessory dwelling units and zoning ordinances, and provisions for caregiver support in each of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Family and Aging Policy examines: extensive welfare programs in Sweden publicly funded home care programs in Denmark family-oriented social policies in Singapore shared responsibilities of families and formal services in Canada the Administration on Aging's National Family Caregiver Support program in the United States California Caregiver Resource Centers and much more! Family and Aging Policy is an invaluable tool for researchers and policy analysts working in family policy issues and as an essential supplemental text for course work in gerontology, sociology, family relations, and social work.

Older Citizens and End-of-Life Care - Social Work Practice Strategies for Adults in Later Life (Hardcover): Malcolm Payne Older Citizens and End-of-Life Care - Social Work Practice Strategies for Adults in Later Life (Hardcover)
Malcolm Payne
R2,570 Discovery Miles 25 700 Special order

Older people are, like younger people, citizens in the communities of the nations in which they live. This book sees ageing as a life journey that incorporates a process of citizening, in which people build their identity as part of their family and community. But the social experience of illness, frailty, disability and reaching the end of life may de-citizen older people by devaluing the social identity that comes from continuing social engagement. We de-citizen older people by emphasizing dependence on services and their cost to public expenditure instead of valuing the interdependence of participation and mutual respect. This book argues that older people retain full citizenship for the whole of their lives, up to the moment of death; but what does this mean for health and social care? In this groundbreaking book, Malcolm Payne argues that social work with older people must build re-citizening practice strategies to value both the common and the special aspects of the citizenship of older people. Current models of social care and social work create dependency, rather than relying on values of participative interdependence. The failure to recognize the end of life as a crucial element in all social care and social work for older people means that the lessons learned in providing palliative and end-of-life care in healthcare have not been transferred to social care, and the priorities of end-of-life care have not been adequately encompassed in social work with older people.

Death and Social Policy in Challenging Times (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Kate Woodthorpe, Liam Foster Death and Social Policy in Challenging Times (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Kate Woodthorpe, Liam Foster
R1,535 R1,396 Discovery Miles 13 960 Save R139 (9%) Special order

The study of death has the capacity to bring together a range of policy areas. Yet death is often overlooked within policy debates in the UK and beyond, and within gerontology. Bringing together a range of scholars engaged in policy associated with death, this collection provides a holistic account of how death factors in social policy. Within this, issues covered include inheritance, palliative care, euthanasia, funeral costs, bereavement support, marginalised deaths and disposal practices. At the heart of the book, the volume recognises that the issues identified are likely to intensify and expand over the next twenty years, as death rates continue to rise.

Family Caregiving in Aging Populations (Hardcover): Thill Family Caregiving in Aging Populations (Hardcover)
Thill
R1,592 R1,440 Discovery Miles 14 400 Save R152 (10%) Special order

Family members are increasingly likely to provide caregiving for older adults as the US population ages. This book summarizes what we know about caregiving by spouses and other intimate partners, adult children, siblings, grandchildren, friends, and other relatives, as well as by members of racial, ethnic, and sexual minority groups.

The Meaning of Care - The Social Construction of Care for Elderly People (Hardcover): Bernhard Weicht The Meaning of Care - The Social Construction of Care for Elderly People (Hardcover)
Bernhard Weicht
R2,001 R1,808 Discovery Miles 18 080 Save R193 (10%) Special order

Bernhard Weicht provides a multi-layered analysis of how we understand and construct care in everyday life, the meanings it has for ourselves, our families, our relationships, identities and our sense of society and what is right and proper, making an original contribution to the discussion of the nature of care ethics and its political potential.

The Transformation of Care in European Societies (Hardcover): Margarita Leon The Transformation of Care in European Societies (Hardcover)
Margarita Leon
R2,295 R2,074 Discovery Miles 20 740 Save R221 (10%) Special order

This book aims to explore the nature and extent of the 'care deficit' problem in European societies and how effective the different care systems are in dealing with these problems through policy innovation. It combines theoretical and conceptual debates, cross-national comparisons and analytically-driven case studies.

Special Research Methods for Gerontology (Paperback): M. Powell Lawton Special Research Methods for Gerontology (Paperback)
M. Powell Lawton
R1,734 Discovery Miles 17 340 Special order

The growth of the over sixty-five population and the recognition of the enormous implications of this growth for the well-being of our society is the basis for this vital text.In earlier days of gerontology, research methods used were often simply those same methods used in researching younger are groups. As one may clearly surmise, the transferral of these traditional methods were apt to pose some special problems when imported for use with the aged; traditional methods had to be adjusted to take account of age related differences. ""Special Research Methods for Gerontology"" recognizes the need to study older people in their great variety as a broad class, as opposed to ""the elderly"".The content of the volume deals with longitudinal studies, cross sectional research, theory based methodological work, special methods and procedures that contribute to the soundness of the design and research method.

Aging in Place (Paperback): James J. Callahan Aging in Place (Paperback)
James J. Callahan
R1,438 Discovery Miles 14 380 Special order

"Aging in place" is among the newer terms to be included along with "senior citizen," "golden agers," and others in the lexicon of gerontology. Since aging is a lifelong process and each of us occupies three-dimensional space, we are, of course, always aging in place, but two factors have caused aging in place to emerge as a salient concern for gerontological policy makers. The first is the explosive growth of homeownership after World War II, the other is the perception that thousands of older people have been flowing into nursing homes unnecessarily when they can and should remain in their own home or apartment.

Aging Public Policy - Bonding the Generations (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Theodore H. Hoff, Richard W Park Aging Public Policy - Bonding the Generations (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Theodore H. Hoff, Richard W Park
R2,465 Discovery Miles 24 650 Special order

"Aging Public Policy: Bonding the Generations" is presented in three parts. Part One describes the policy process as a response to human needs through the laws of our country. Part Two explores the national policy development on behalf of older persons. Part Three describes the major public policies on behalf of the elderly that include Social Security, Medicare, The Older Americans Act, institutional care, employment and retirement policies. The final chapter discusses the advocacy process in the field of aging.

Lessons on Aging from Three Nations, v. 1 - Lessons on Aging from Three Nations Art of Aging Well (Hardcover, illustrated... Lessons on Aging from Three Nations, v. 1 - Lessons on Aging from Three Nations Art of Aging Well (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Sara Carmel, Carol A Morse, Fernando M.Torres- Gil, Jon Hendricks
R2,785 Discovery Miles 27 850 Special order

The demographic revolution - the aging of societies has become a worldwide phenomenon, affecting governments, economies, social trends, relationships amongst nations, and most of all, the elderly themselves and their families. The pace of aging differs amongst nations, however, as do the solutions for the new social needs and the rate of addressing them. Although no two nations are alike, one way for dealing effectively with new social demands is to learn from the creativity, achievements and failures of other societies. This volume examines the issues confronting global aging through the prism of three multicultural nations: the United States, Israel and Australia. All three countries face the challenges of coping with continued immigration, dramatic social and demographic change and the growing nexus of social diversity along with again but have established different infrastructures of programmes, services and public benefits for the older citizens. While highlighting their societies' experiences, the scholars contributing to this book discuss international achievements in meeting the ultimate challenge of aging well, as well as limitations and unmet needs, focusing on the art of coping with growing old, adapting to health challenges, and making a place for older persons in society. The authors not only identify the insights, indicators, and trends that may affect both developed and developing worlds, but also offer practical solutions for enhancing personal and societal well being, thus making the most of this demographic revolution. This is the first of two edited volumes on aging and caregiving. The second volume focuses on challenges and concerns for families, policy makers and governments in caregiving and end-of-life issues. In this way the editors hope to provide clues and suggestions for future research, policies and practices in the comparative study of global aging. This book will be of interest to students of gerontology and geriatrics; those working in nongovernmental organizations - private, for-profit and non-profit agencies, including voluntary charitable and religious groups, those working in national regional and local governments; and all general readers intrigued with the aging of societies and longevity.

Lessons on Aging from Three Nations - The Art of Caring for Older Adults (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Sara Carmel, Carol A... Lessons on Aging from Three Nations - The Art of Caring for Older Adults (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Sara Carmel, Carol A Morse, Fernando M.Torres- Gil, Jon Hendricks
R2,785 Discovery Miles 27 850 Special order

The global phenomenon of the aging of societies during a period of outstanding scientific, economic, and technological advancements is a blessing for humanity. These fundamental changes, however, create new needs and problems in all areas of life, often difficult to address. In some countries, the trend is towards compression of the period of age-related morbidity - fewer years of living with disabilities - but the absolute numbers of elderly people living with disabilities are increasing worldwide. This book highlights a series of global threats, problems and challenges in the areas of care and caregiving, through the prism of three multicultural nations: the United States, Israel and Australia. The contributors to this book, experts in their fields, focus on the art of caregiving at the national level, including the interface between family and state responsibilities, policies and practices in the provision of services, and the demands for education and training, as well as the problems and difficulties faced by family caregivers. This is the second of two edited volumes on aging and caregiving. The first, ""Lessons on Aging from Three Nations - Volume I: The Art of Aging Well"", examines positive aspects of and successful adaptations to aging. This book will be of interest to students of gerontology and geriatrics; those working in nongovernmental organizations - private, for-profit and non-profit agencies, including voluntary charitable and religious groups, those working in national regional and local governments, and all general readers intrigued with the aging of societies and longevity.

Chronic Gastritis and Hypochlorhydria in the Elderly (Hardcover, New): Peter R. Holt, Robert M. Russell Chronic Gastritis and Hypochlorhydria in the Elderly (Hardcover, New)
Peter R. Holt, Robert M. Russell
R7,371 Discovery Miles 73 710 Special order

Chronic Gastritis and Hypochlorhydria in the Elderly provides the most current and comprehensive treatment of atrophic gastritis available. The latest theories on the pathogenesis of atrophic gastritis are examined, focusing on topics such as epidemiology and the relationship between atrophic gastritis and helicobacter pylori infection. The relationship among cell proliferation, differentiation, and gastric cancer is covered as well. The book also reviews new material on nutrient and drug bioavailability in atrophic gastritis.
Chronic Gastritis and Hypochlorhydria in the Elderly will benefit gerontologists, gastroenterologists, and clinical microbiologists treating large numbers of elderly patients. It will also serve as a reference text for medical and nutritional students.

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