Paradox of Aging in Place in Assisted Living

Paradox of Aging in Place in Assisted Living

by Jacquelyn Beth Frank
     
 

ISBN-10: 0897896785

ISBN-13: 9780897896788

Pub. Date: 06/30/2002

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Operators of assisted living facilities interpret aging in place very differently than residents do. This difference in interpretation must be taken into account by regulators, policymakers, and operators so that they may reconsider assisted living's place along the traditional continuum of care.

With the growing number of assisted living facilities opening

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Overview

Operators of assisted living facilities interpret aging in place very differently than residents do. This difference in interpretation must be taken into account by regulators, policymakers, and operators so that they may reconsider assisted living's place along the traditional continuum of care.

With the growing number of assisted living facilities opening across the United States, it is essential for scholars and practitioners to understand residents' experiences in these environments. The author examines the ideals versus the realities of assisted living and the aging in place/continuum of care debate surrounding assisted living.

While the author presents the results of a detailed, comprehensive anthropological study, she also addresses policy issues which are of concern on the national level. The book combines academic and applied approaches to create an ethnographic fieldwork investigation relevant to housing and health care policies for the elderly in the United States.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897896788
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2002
Pages:
238
Sales rank:
1,207,748
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Home, Housing for the Elderly, and Anthropology: A Conceptual Framework

Home Is Where the Heart Is

The Nature of Assisted Living: Ideals versus Realities

Staff and Administrator's Views: The Ideal and the Real

The Resident's Reality

New Visions, Old Problems

Sitting Here in Limbo: Aging in Place in Assisted Living

Appendix I: The MEAP: Procedures and Challenges

Appendix II: The SCES Resident Questionnaire

References

Index

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