“If there’s one place to go for everything you need to know about housing and aging, it’s Stephen Golant. He brings a lifetime of deep scholarly knowledge to this book.”— Harry Moody, Ph.D., Retired Vice President, AARP“[provides] deep knowledge about the great variety of places in which elders can thrive no matter their limitations.”—David J. Ekerdt, Ph.D., Director, Gerontology Center, Professor of Sociology, University of KansasEncouraging new ways to look at the question of how to grow old successfully, this book explores many pathways to thriving in old age, ranging from aging in place to moving to housing and care settings specially tailored to match a person’s lifestyle and vulnerabilities. At the heart of it all is a deep discussion of the impact of residential settings on physical and mental well-being.Using his theoretical model of residential normalcy, Dr. Stephen Golant helps readers understand the variables affecting older people who are trying to find the optimal place to live and experience maximum well-being, comfort, independence, and life satisfaction amidst changes in their health and personal circumstances.Expansive in its coverage, the book examines all types of housing options and everything from the current role of family assistance and private sector initiatives to government programs as well as potential smart home technologies and innovative housing, planning, and long-term care solutions.Aging in the Right Place paints a vibrant picture of the diverse experiences of today’s older adults and abounds with engaging and illustrative case studies, opinions, stories, and quotes. It is an essential text for professionals, service providers, and academics in the fields of gerontology, long-term care, healthcare, public service, and housing and urban planning. It will also inform elders themselves about their many choices.
|Publisher:||Health Professions Press|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||9 MB|
|Age Range:||17 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Stephen Golant, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Florida (Gainesville). His research focuses on the housing, community, mobility, transportation, and long-term care needs of older adult populations and he writes and lectures extensively on these topics. Dr. Golant is a Fellow of the Geronotological Society of America and a Fulbright Senior Scholar award recipient. He has written or edited more than 140 papers and book, and serves on the editorial boards of The Gerontologist, Journal of Aging Studies, CSA Journal (Society of Certified Senior Advisors), Journal of Housing for the Elderly, Research on Aging, and Seniors Housing & Care Journal.Dr. Golant is frequently called on by corporations, universities, state government agencies, and national organizations as a lecturer or an adviser. He also served as a consultant to the Congressionally appointed Commission on Affordable Housing and Health Facility Needs for Seniors in the 21st Century (Seniors Commission), a bipartisan 14-member panel created by an act of Congress to study the housing and healthcare needs for the next generation of elderly Americans and to offer specific policy and legislative recommendations to the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.