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  • Governing Home Careby V. Burau; H. Theobald; R.H. Blank

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00

    Offers a comprehensive analysis of the principal issues surrounding the governance of home care. This book explores the ways in which country specific contexts shape governing arrangements and bring together insights from social care and public policy literature, two different yet complementary theoretical perspectives. more...

  • Policy and Program Planning for Older Adultsby Elaine T. Jurkowski

    Springer Publishing Company 2007; US$ 85.00

    Takes a public health/population health approach to the development of programs and services for older adults, including people with disabilities. This book also addresses the development of skills-building to shape programs and implementation of policies such as media advocacy, coalition building and health promotion frameworks. more...

  • Heimhilfeby Elisabeth Jedelsky

    Springer Vienna 2006; US$ 29.95

    Mit dem Älterwerden verändern sich die Lebensumstände. Was früher leicht von der Hand ging, fällt vielleicht schwerer, ist alleine oder ohne fremde Hilfe nicht mehr zu bewältigen. Deshalb gewinnt der Beruf des Heimhelfers zunehmend an Bedeutung. Dieses Buch stellt erstmals ein umfassendes Nachschlagewerk für Heimhelferinnen und Heimhelfer dar. Der... more...

  • Rural Ageingby Norah Keating

    Policy Press 2008; US$ 39.95

    This important book addresses a growing international interest in 'age-friendly' communities, examining the conflicting stereotypes of rural communities as either idyllic and supportive or isolated and bereft of services. more...

  • Caregivingby Victoria Bumagin; Kathryn Hirn

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 55.00

    Chock-full of descriptive case examples, this clearly written text is a must-read for social workers, nurses, and gerontologists. By focusing on the various facets of the caregiving experience--from the caregiver's perspective to those who receive care--the authors sensitize you to the ways in which caregiving is affected by the conditions, personalities,... more...

  • Community and Ageingby Simon Evans

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    This important book investigates changing concepts and experiences of community across the lifecourse and into older age and how they play out in housing with care settings. An overview of how the housing with care sector has developed, both in the UK and internationally, is provided. The book emphasizes the central importance of a sense of community... more...

  • Assisted Living Administration and Managementby Darlene Yee; Andrea Boyle; Cristina Flores

    Springer Publishing Company 2010; US$ 80.00

    Essential for assisted living and senior housing administrators, as well as graduate students, this book contains the most practical guidelines for operating assisted living facilities. The authors provide advice on hiring and training staff, architecture and space management, and more. This multidisciplinary book is conveniently organized to cover... more...

  • Strategies of Careby Barbara Da Roit

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    This analytic study surveys the transformations of elderly care policies and practices since the early 1990s, by comparing the trajectories of two extremely different care systems: Italy and the Netherlands. more...

  • The Aging Networksby Kelly Niles-Yokum; Donna Wagner

    Springer Publishing Company 2010; US$ 60.00

    "Drs. Niles-Yokum and Wagner have written a comprehensive and accessible overview of aging services in the United States, from the evolution of a formal aging network through the older Americans Act to innovative new programs aimed at disaster preparedness, lifelong learning, and spiritual growth. This book should be required reading for every... more...

  • Providing Good Care at Night for Older Peopleby Heather Wilkinson; Diana Kerr

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 32.95

    This book provides night staff, their managers and anyone else with an interest in care homes with the information and practical skills they need to deliver appropriate care at night. The authors look at nutrition and hydration, continence, challenging behaviour, medication, night time checking, pain management and end of life care. more...