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OVER 1,000 SOURCES OF FREE DOLLARS AND ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS Millions of dollars of services are available to help seniors and their caregivers get the top quality care they need for free or at a minimal cost. Many people with needs just like yours are already…

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Wages for Caring examines policies and programs of compensation for family caregivers of the disabled elderly from a broad analytical perspective, weighing current policies of home care services against principles of access, equity, quality, and funding of…

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Lists 787 articles, books, research documents, and convention papers drawn from a pool of international disciplines in eight chapters on alcohol, drugs, epidemiology, mental health, geriatrics, education, and institutionalization.

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This work presents the results of a study undertaken by Abraham Monk and Carole Cox, which analyzes how the countries of Argentina, Canada, England, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden have responded to the increasing need for home health care. The study,…

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The aging of the population is a demographic phenomenon, a social problem and a policy issue. The numbers of aged and the cost of supporting and caring for them are increasing, as is the feminization of aging. Diane Gibson provides a broad overview of the issues…

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In this period of upheaval of our nation's health care system, this timely work serves to increase awareness of and knowledge about the problems of societal living among the chronically disabled elderly. To meet the goal of optimal social functioning of the…

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Margret Baltes, a major researcher in gerontology, challenges the view that dependence is a negative and unnecessary consequence of aging. In this important volume, she presents her theory of learned dependency based on twenty years of research, which holds that…

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In this warm and well-researched guide, author and caregiver Barbara Deane gives the emotional support and practical advice caregivers need to provide good care--and keep from burning out in the process.

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As the median age of the population increases, the care and housing of the elderly in the U.S. are of increasing concern. Jeanie Kayser-Jones compares a typical private institution in the U.S. with a government-owned home in Scotland. Her analysis compels…

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This text addresses the issue of how to serve the growing population of elderly people who spend their later years as members of the community rather than residents of an institutional facility. A team of social work professionals proposes a model which would…

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The growing number of very old people and their present and future demands upon existing health and social service resources is of major concern among practitioners and policy makers throughout Europe. This book makes an important contribution to the debate about…

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Leutz and his colleagues offer the most practice-oriented and realistic assessment of how chronically ill elders are being served at the community level. They analyze options and opportunities open to policy makers and practitioners relative to long-term care in…