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  • Dementia Care with Black and Latino Familiesby Delia González Sanders; Richard Fortinsky

    Springer Publishing Company 2011; US$ 60.00

    As America's population ages and becomes more ethnically diverse, there is growing need for social workers to treat not only individuals afflicted with dementia and their families, but to also understand this illness through the eyes of different ethnic groups. This comprehensive volume provides practical guidance for social work professionals... more...

  • Caring for Americaby Eileen Boris; Jennifer Klein

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 25.99

    In this sweeping narrative history from the Great Depression of the 1930s to the Great Recession of today, Caring for America rethinks both the history of the American welfare state from the perspective of care work and chronicles how home care workers eventually became one of the most vibrant forces in the American labor movement. Eileen Boris and... more...

  • Charting a Course for High Quality Care Transitionsby Eric A. Coleman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 58.95

    Transitional care is crucial to older adults with complex care needs who are moving between different locations or different levels of care. Charting a Course for High Quality Care Transitions addresses this problem by providing leading experts and leaders in the field discussing practical strategies that ensure care quality and safety for transitioning... more...

  • The Sociology of Caregivingby John G. Bruhn; Howard M. Rebach

    Springer 2014; US$ 139.00

    This volume conceptualizes caregiving as an emerging sociological issue involving complex and fluctuating roles. The authors contend that caregiving must be considered in the context of the life span with needs that vary according to age, developmental levels, mental health needs and physical health demands of both caregivers and care recipients. As... more...

  • Collaborative Helpingby William C. Madsen; Kevin Gillespie

    Wiley 2014; US$ 40.00

    An interdisciplinary framework for sustainable helping through cross-system collaboration This hands-on resource provides clear, practical guidance for supportive service professionals working in a home-based environment. Drawing on best practices from a range of disciplines, this book provides a clear map for dealing with the complex and often ambiguous... more...

  • The Personal Care Attendant Guideby Katie Rodriquez Banister

    Demos Medical Publishing 2007; US$ 16.95

    This unique book will equip people with disabilities, as well as those managing caregivers for family members, with the skills to successfully find, interview, hire, train, and supervise their personal attendants. more...

  • Home Health Care Providerby Emily Prieto

    Springer Publishing Company 2008; US$ 50.00

    This book is designed to foster quality care to home care recipients. It is written for companions, home health aides, and other care givers who deliver non-medical home care. Prieto provides information, tips, and techniques on personal care routines as well as additional responsibilities that are often necessary in this work, including home safety... more...

  • Perspectives on Care at Home for Older Peopleby Christine Ceci; Kristín Björnsdóttir; Mary Ellen Purkis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This volume focuses on how high quality care is provided and the practices and policies that support this. It will offer case studies (both policy- and practice-oriented empirical studies) from countries that share a basic orientation to social welfare: Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. This book will be essential reading... more...

  • The Caregiver's Taleby Ann Burack-Weiss

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    Ann Burack-Weiss explores a rich variety of published memoirs by authors who cared for ill or disabled family members. Contrary to the common belief that caregiving is nothing more than a stressful situation to be endured, memoirs describe a life transforming experience-self-discovery, a reordering of one's priorities, and a changed view of the world.... more...

  • No Place Like Home?by Jennifer A. Parks

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 23.95

    "No Place Like Home? combines the rigorous scholarship of an academic feminist philosopher with the 'close to the ground' insights that come from bathing, feeding, and caring for older people as a home care aide. This book develops recent work in feminist philosophy that attends to both care and justice... more...