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Community Resources for Older Adults

Community Resources for Older Adults
Programs and Services in an Era of Change

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April 2013 | 536 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This text is intended for courses on community services and programmes for the elderly, typically found in gerontology departments and departments of social work. Rather than simply focusing on building awareness of the various programmes and services available, the authors stress the importance of the theoretical knowledge that will assist in understanding the social and psychological dynamics of help-seeking behaviour. By understanding the social and psychological needs of the elderly and their families, as well as the services available to them, students will be better able to take advantage of resources available to help their clients. This new edition will update the key policy updates affecting older adults as well as the census data offered throughout the text. It will also update the many unique pedagogical features such as the sections titled FYI, best practices, case studies and the web and national resources. Increased attention will be focused on aging and diverse populations and the idea of cultural competency than previous editions, as this area has continued to become a critical part of delivering effective care. Also, international issues, faith-based services, services for LGBT elders, rural elders, immigrants, and other special populations will also be covered or expanded in the new edition.
1. On the Threshold of a New Era
2. Legislative Foundations for Programs, Services, and Benefits Supporting Older Adults
3. Patterns of Service Use and Theories of Help-Seeking Behavior
4. Information and Assistance
5. Volunteer and Intergenerational Programs
6. Education Programs
7. Senior Centers and Recreation
8. Employment Programs
9. Income Programs
10. Nutrition and Meal Programs
11. Health Care and Wellness
12. Mental Health Services
13. Legal Services
14. Transportation
15. Housing
16. Care Management
17. Home Care Services
18. Respite Services
19. Long-Term Care Services
20. Programs and Services in an Era of Change
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Provides a good overview of elder services while addressing issues related to social policies and families. Students LOVED this text and several said they were going to purchase their own copy for reference. Great book!

Dr Sue Myllykangas
Health Phys Ed Rec Dance Dept, Northwest Missouri State Univ
December 27, 2014

Updated version of adopted book.

Dr Dan Van Dussen
Sociology Anthropology Dept, Youngstown State University
December 11, 2014

This textbook includes up-to-date information on programs and services for older adults in a format that my students find easy to study and absorb. The case studies encourage analysis and problem solving.

Ms Catherine Bacus
Gerontology, Chaffey College
September 30, 2014

Comprehensive resource, unique in that it has the policy background aspect.

Professor Christina Daley
Healthcare administration, Penn State Univ-Harrisburg
July 26, 2014

After teaching the same class for 15 years, I can say this is the best textbook for this course.

Mr Joaquin Anguera
School Of Social Work, San Diego St Univ-San Diego
April 17, 2014

fits course topic perfectly

Dr Patricia Tweet
Sociology Dept, St John Fisher College
July 17, 2013

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