Community Care for an Aging Society: Issues, Policies, and Services / Edition 1

Community Care for an Aging Society: Issues, Policies, and Services / Edition 1

by Carole B. Cox
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0826128041

ISBN-13: 9780826128041

Pub. Date: 11/23/2004

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Most older persons desire to remain living in the community, but those requiring care are often at risk of not having their needs met. Families may find themselves unable to care for their older relatives, while formal services are often unavailable or inaccessible. Policies and services are beginning to focus on the community rather than institutions as the

Overview

Most older persons desire to remain living in the community, but those requiring care are often at risk of not having their needs met. Families may find themselves unable to care for their older relatives, while formal services are often unavailable or inaccessible. Policies and services are beginning to focus on the community rather than institutions as the primary axis for care.

This book examines the many factors contributing to needs for care among older persons as well as the ways in which impairments are defined and responded to by both the individual and society. Focusing on practice and policy issues, Dr. Cox describes many of the early stage community care innovations that hold the promise of making contributions to the well-being and independence of the older population.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826128041
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/23/2004
Series:
Springer Series on Lifestyles and Issues in Aging
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

    Preface
  1. Community Care for an Aging Society
  2. Determining Needs for Care
  3. Policy Affecting Care
  4. Community Programs and Services
  5. Housing Needs and Responses
  6. The Role of the Family in Providing Care
  7. Ethnicity and Care
  8. New Responses in Community Care
  9. The Challenges of Caring for an Aging Society

  10. Index

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