ISBN-10:
0803950217
ISBN-13:
9780803950214
Pub. Date:
08/17/1993
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
The Elderly Caregiver: Caring for Adults with Developmental Disabilities / Edition 1

The Elderly Caregiver: Caring for Adults with Developmental Disabilities / Edition 1

by Karen A. Roberto
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Overview

Bringing together the empirical work of researchers from a variety of disciplines, this volume provides insight into the physical, psychological and social needs of the growing number of elderly people caring for adults with developmental disabilities. Issues explored include: the needs of elderly parents caring for adult offspring with learning difficulties; changes in care-giving activities; the increasing burden of care-giving; the ordeal of planning future out-of-home placement; and the needs of care-givers of ageing adults with Down's syndrome and Alzheimer's disease. A concluding chapter draws together implications for future directions in practice, policy and research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803950214
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/17/1993
Series: SAGE Focus Editions , #160
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Karen A. Roberto, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Gerontology, Founding Director of the Institute of Society, Culture, and Environment, and Professor of Human Development at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She also holds adjunct appointments in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. She has published over 150 scholarly articles and book chapters, is the editor/author of ten books, and has earned numerous university and professional awards, including the Gerontological Society of America Behavioral and Social Science Distinguished Mentorship in Gerontology Award

Table of Contents

PART ONE: REVIEW OF THE CAREGIVING LITERATURE
Family Caregivers of Aging Adults With Disabilities - Karen A Roberto
A Review of the Caregiving Literature
PART TWO: ISSUES AND CONCERNS OF OLDER CAREGIVERS
Aging Caregivers of Persons With Developmental Disabilities - Tamar Heller
Changes in Burden and Placement Desire
Older Caregivers of Family Members With Developmental Disabilities - Karen A Roberto
Changes in Roles and Perceptions
Caring for Adult Children With Mental Retardation - Ellie Brubaker and Timothy H Brubaker
Concerns of Elderly Parents
Aging Adults With Down Syndrome - Barbara A Hawkins, Susan J Eklund and B L Martz
Biological and Psychosocial Considerations for Caregivers
Adults with Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's - Elizabeth A Noelker and Lauren C Somple
Clinical Observations of Family Caregivers
PART THREE: INTERACTIONS BETWEEN OLDER CAREGIVERS AND THE SERVICE COMMUNITY
Planning for the Transfer of Care - Joan B Wood
Social and Psychological Issues
Current and Future Service Needs of Aging Individuals With Developmental Disabilities Living With Relatives - Jean P Lehmann and Karen A Roberto
Family Satisfaction With Case Management and Service Provision - Christine Rinck and Carl Calkins
Rural and Urban Perspectives for Older Families of Persons With Developmental Disabilities
Case Managers' Perceptions of Practice With Older Parents of Adults With Developmental Disabilities - Gregory C Smith and Sheldon S Tobin
PART FOUR: PRACTICE, RESEARCH, AND POLICY DIRECTIVES
Empowering Elderly Caregivers - Edward F Ansello and Karen A Roberto
Practice, Research, and Policy Directives

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