ISBN-10:
0826102069
ISBN-13:
2900826102064
Pub. Date:
02/20/2006
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Aging Network: Programs and Services, Sixth Edition / Edition 6

Aging Network: Programs and Services, Sixth Edition / Edition 6

by Donald E. Gelfand
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    ISBN-13: 2900826102064
    Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
    Publication date: 02/20/2006
    Edition description: Sixth Edition
    Pages: 280
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    Donald E. Gelfand, PhD, is a professor of sociology at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, and Coordinator of the Wayne State University End-of-Life Interdisciplinary Project (WSU-EOLIP). He has conducted and published research on attitudes of Mexican Americans toward end-of-life care. He has also conducted extensive research on issues of aging among variety of other ethnic groups including African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and individuals from a variety of European backgrounds. The second edition of his book Aging and Ethnicity was published by Springer Publishing Company in 2003.

    Table of Contents

      Preface to the Sixth Edition

      Introduction

      Part I: The American Elderly and Programs

    1. The Older American

      • THE ELDERLY POPULATION

        Size of the Population

        Health Status

        LIVING PATTERNS

        Cultural Backgrounds

        Education

        Employment and Income
    2. Legislative Bases for Programs and Services

      • THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT

        Purpose of the Act

        TITLE I: OBJECTIVES

        TITLE II: ADMINISTRATION ON AGING

        TITLE III: GRANTS FOR STATE AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS IN AGING

        Supportive Services

        Nutrition Programs

        Senior Centers

        TITLE IV: TRAINING, RESEARCH, DISCRETIONARY PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS

        TITLE V: COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT

        TITLE VI: GRANTS FOR NATIVE AMERICANS

        TITLE VII: VULNERABLE ELDER RIGHTS PROTECTION ACTIVITIES

        FUNDING OF AGING PROGRAMS

        Geographic Funds

        Block Grants

      Part II: Income Maintenance Programs

    3. Age,Employment, and Income Maintenance

      • GROWING OLD WITHOUT ADEQUATE INCOME

        Old-Age Benefits

        FINANCING SOCIAL SECURITY

        SURVIVOR’S INSURANCE

        SUPPLEMENTARY SECURITY INCOME

        STATE GENERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

        PRIVATE PENSION PLANS

        UNEMPLOYMENT AND INADEQUATE INCOME
    4. Illness, Medical Care, and Income Maintenance

      • RISKS OF ILLNESS, DISABILITY, AND INADEQUATE INCOME

        Social Security Disability Benefits

        Sick Leave

        Worker’s Compensation

        Temporary Disability Insurance

        RISKS OF AGING, MEDICAL BILLS, AND INADEQUATE INCOME

        Medicare

        Medicaid

        Private Health Insurance

      Part III: Programs for the Aged

    5. Information and Assistance

      • GOALS

        HISTORY

        OPERATION AND FUNCTIONS

        ORGANIZATION

        Scope

        Types of Programs Available

        IMPORTANCE
    6. Health and Mental Health

      • HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS

        Geriatric Clinics

        Health Promotion

        Dental Care

        Drugs

        MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS

        Community Mental Health

        Mental Health Prevention Programs

        Deinstitutionalization

        ELDERLY IN THE MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM

        Mental Health and Nursing Homes

        Elderly in Mental Health Centers

        SPECIALIZED AGING SERVICES

        Funding
    7. Transportation

      • OPTIONS

        MODELS

        FORMS OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE ELDERLY

        Mass Transit

        New Transportation Systems

        RIDERSHIP PROBLEMS

        COORDINATION OF PROGRAMS

        FUTURE TRENDS
    8. Crime and Legal Assistance Programs

      • THE ELDERLY AND CRIME

        Concerns and Figures

        Patterns of Crime

        Vulnerability

        Confidence Schemes

        CRIME PREVENTION AND ASSISTANCE

        Educational Programs

        Security Programs

        Victim Assistance

        LEGAL REPRESENTATION

        PROTECTIVE SERVICES

        Elements of Protective Services

        Recipients

        GUARDIANSHIP

        Consequences of Guardianship

        Changes in Protective Services

        Elder Abuse
    9. Employment, Volunteer, and Educational Programs

      • EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION

        Age and Retirement

        Age Discrimination Legislation

        EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS

        Counseling

        Older Americans Act Employment

        Meeting Employment Needs

        VOLUNTEER AND INTERGENERATIONAL PROGRAMS

        RSVP

        Foster Grandparents

        Senior Companions

        SCORE

        EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

        College and University Programs

        Elderhostel
    10. Nutrition Programs

      • THE CONGREGATE NUTRITION PROGRAM

        History

        Program Operation

        Eating and Socializing

        Eating and Needs

        Funding

        HOME-DELIVERED MEALS

        History

        Program Operation

        Funding

      Part IV: Services for the Aged

    11. Multipurpose Senior Centers

      • HISTORY AND LEGISLATION

        CHARACTERISTICS

        Senior Center Users

        Models

        PROGRAMMING

        Recreation and Education

        Services

        Programming Examples

        FACILITIES

        FUNDING
    12. Housing

      • HOUSING CONDITIONS OF THE ELDERLY

        History

        Public Housing

        The Section 8 Existing Housing Program

        The Section 202 Program

        Other Federal Housing Initiatives

        State and Local Housing Programs

        Services

        Home Repair and Renovation

        Congregate and Assisted Housing

        Foster Care

        Board and Care and Domiciliaries

        Retirement Communities

        Shared and Accessory Housing

        Existing Housing Certificate Program

        Home Equity Programs
    13. In-Home Services

      • THE GROWTH OF IN-HOME SERVICES

        SERVICE PATTERNS

        SERVICE AGENCIES

        Funding

        RELATED SERVICES

        Reassurance and Gatekeeper Services

        Visiting Services
    14. Adult Day Care

      • THE ROOTS OF DAY CARE

        Dependency and Agin

        History of Day Care

        DAY CARE CLIENTS

        Eligibility

        Present Users

        Evaluating Benefit to Clients

        DAY CARE CENTER SERVICES

        Program Outlines

        Program and Client Emphasis

        RESPITE SERVICES

        FUNDING

        COST-EFFECTIVENESS AND BENEFITS
    15. Long-Term Care Residences

      • NATURE AND HISTORY OF LONG-TERM CARE

        History of Institutional Settings

        Extent of Long-Term Care Programs

        TYPES OF LONG-TERM CARE RESIDENCES

        Assisted Living Residences

        Skilled-Nursing Facilities

        Intermediate-Care Facilities

        Mental Hospitals

        FUNDING

        Private Payments

        State and Local Funding

        PERSONNEL AND PROGRAMMING

        Staffing Patterns

        Programming and Advocacy

        QUALITY IN LONG-TERM CARE RESIDENCES
    16. Challenges for the Aging Network

      • POPULATION GROWTH

        INCREASING DIVERSITY

        CHANGING COHORTS

        CHANGING HEALTH CARE

        CHANGING PUBLIC IMAGES

        LONG-TERM SERVICES

        INNOVATION AND THE AGING NETWORK

      Appendix: National Nonprofit Resources Groups in Aging

    What People are Saying About This

    Scott A. Bass

    . . . a must own book. . . For nearly 20 years Donald Gelfand's work has been the definitive voice on aging programs and services in the United States. . .It remains the authoritative book on the subject.
    —Dean of the Graduate School of the University of Maryland

    From the Publisher

    "…a must own book...For nearly 20 years Donald Gelfand's work has been the definitive voice on aging programs and services in the United States...[The Sixth Edition] continues the tradition of providing a comprehensive overview of the complex array of services and programs to older people. It remains the authoritative book on the subject."

    -Scott A. Bass, PhD, Dean, Graduate School of the University of Maryland

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