Providing Community-Based Services to the Rural Elderly

Providing Community-Based Services to the Rural Elderly

by John A. Krout
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803946953

ISBN-13: 9780803946958

Pub. Date: 11/15/1993

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Researchers and practitioners, pairing to co-author most chapters, present detailed information on a wide range of community-based services that are needed by and available to elders living in rural areas. These contributors explore how such services can be developed given the realities of rural settings, resources, and populations. They identify the barriers to…  See more details below

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Researchers and practitioners, pairing to co-author most chapters, present detailed information on a wide range of community-based services that are needed by and available to elders living in rural areas. These contributors explore how such services can be developed given the realities of rural settings, resources, and populations. They identify the barriers to development and operation, and offer possible solutions. Specific topics include senior centers, referral systems, housing and transportation, employment and retirement, health promotion, and health care. This volume features section overviews as well as an informative, thorough introduction and epilogue that highlight common themes and issues. Researchers, planners, practitioners, and policy makers interested in gerontology, social work, health services, and nursing will appreciate the research-based information Providing Community-Based Services to the Rural Elderly contains.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803946958
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/15/1993
Series:
SAGE Focus Editions Series, #165
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. IOverview of the Rural Elderly1
1An Overview of Older Rural Populations and Community-Based Services3
Pt. IIService Information, Access, and Coordination19
2Information and Referral: Targeting the Rural Elderly23
3Rural Elder Transportation42
4Case Management in a Rural Setting65
5Senior Centers in Rural Communities90
Pt. IIIResource Enhancement and Social Support111
6Employment and Retirement Services for the Rural Elderly115
7Housing America's Rural Elderly133
8Respite and Adult Day Care for Rural Elders156
Pt. IVHealth Promotion and Care179
9Disease and Disability Prevention and Health Promotion for Rural Elders183
10Nutrition and the Rural Elderly202
11Home Health Services in Rural America221
12Mental Health Services for the Elderly in Rural America243
Epilogue267
References277
Author Index293
Subject Index297
About the Authors303

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