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  • Aging in European Societiesby Constantinos Phellas

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    The aging of populations is one of the major economic and social developments shaping the 21st century. This timely book aims to integrate our understanding of the changing meanings, representations, and experiences of aging and the key factors shaping them (including behavioral, biological, clinical, cultural, historical, social, economic, and technological),... more...

  • The Age of Supported Independenceby Beatrice Hale; Patrick Barrett; Robin Gauld

    Springer 2010; US$ 159.00

    This book investigates the experiences of older people who remain at home with care. It examines the transition points for the important life changes faced by family members who take on a greater care-giving role. The book draws on demographic analyses and qualitative fieldwork to explore the shift from independence to increasing dependence, and suggests... more...

  • The Heart of Careby Amanda Waring

    Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Aimed at transforming how people care for others and themselves, this life-changing handbook examines how caregivers and caring professionals can reconnect to an actively compassionate nature, enriching the lives of those they look after as well as their own. The guide contends that person-centered care should be at the heart of the care industry,... more...

  • Justice for Older Peopleby Harry Lesser

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 53.30

    The authors of these papers vary in age, nationality and professional background. They share a belief that all too often older people are not treated justly or fairly, and also a belief that this is particularly true with regard to a proper respect for their dignity as people and a proper allocation of medical and social resources. Their papers, in... more...

  • Reciprocity and Dependency in Old Ageby Sue Thompson

    Springer 2013; US$ 189.00

    This book highlights (1) the significance of reciprocity for the maintenance of self-esteem in old age and (2) the negative implications for the well-being of dependent older people when that significance goes unrecognized and, as a consequence, opportunities to give back to society, as well as take from it, are not facilitated by those in a position... more...

  • Military Caregiversby Terri Tanielian; Rajeev Ramchand; Michael P. Fisher; Carra S. Sims; Racine Harris

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 3.95

    Military caregivers are an essential part of our nation's ability to care for returning wounded warriors. Far too often, their own needs are neglected. The RAND Corporation and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation lay the groundwork to inform policy and program development relative to the needs of military caregivers that often differ from the needs of the... more...

  • Advancing Gerontological Social Work Educationby Joanna Mellor; Joann Ivry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 77.95

    s your gerontological social work program as comprehensive—and as well attended—as it could be? Advancing Gerontological Social Work Education will help you develop courses that effectively prepare social work students and practitioners to work with the ever-increasing older population. It clearly presents the rationale for geriatric/gerontological... more...

  • From Nursing Homes to Home Careby Marie E Cowart; Jill Quadagno

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.00

    Older people who would prefer to stay in their homes and states whose funds are being depleted by the rising costs of Medicaid payments to nursing homes find the current system of long-term care unsatisfactory. From Nursing Homes to Home Care arms educators, policymakers, public health professionals, gerontologists, and advocacy groups with the information... more...

  • International Perspectives on State and Family Support for the Elderlyby Scott Bass; Jill Norton; Robert Morris *Deceased*

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.00

    Within the context of long-range planning, this book examines the changing responsibilities of the state and family toward elders in different societies around the world. International Perspectives on State and Family Support for the Elderly presents a fresh range of lucid analyses of family caregiving policy from Canada, the United States, Sweden,... more...

  • Adult Day Careby Lenore A Tate; Cynthia M Brennan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.00

    Intended for long-term care providers, consumers, and gerontology students, this valuable new guidebook and manual encourages the promotion and enhancement of adult day care as an essential link in long-term care. Since the early 1970s, the number of adult day care centers in the United States has grown from 20 to more than 620. This rapid increase... more...