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Community Resources for Older Adults

Un libro in lingua di Wacker Robbyn R. Roberto Karen A. edito da Sage Pubns, 2013

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Wacker (gerontology, U. of Northern Colorado) and Roberto (human development, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U.) provide students preparing for careers in gerontology and related areas with a guide to community resources for older adults. It explains how resources are created through federal legislation, who uses them, how they are delivered, and the challenges service providers face when meeting older adults' needs. Each chapter includes summaries of legislation, a review of programs and services provided by the aging network and private sector, scholarship in each area, and international, national, and Internet resources, as well as case studies. Introductory chapters address the social context, followed by chapters mirroring the continuum of care: community services (information and referral services, senior centers, and volunteer and intergenerational, education, employment, and income assistance programs); support services (nutrition and health and wellness programs, mental health and legal services, transportation, and housing); and community-based and institutional long-term care services (care management, home care, respite care, and nursing homes). This edition has new and expanded information on services for LGBT and rural elders, immigrants, and other special populations, as well as multigenerational perspectives, civic engagement, senior centers, and livable communities, and new and revised policies. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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