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  • 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...

  • Soziale Gerontologie in gesellschaftlicher Verantwortungby Gerhard Bäcker; Rolf G. Heinze

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    Das Schreckensszenario der alternden Gesellschaft hat bis vor kurzem die öffentliche Debatte geprägt. Nun hat sich der Wind gedreht. Der demografische Wandel wird nicht mehr nur als Risiko, sondern vermehrt als Chance begriffen. Im vorliegenden Band werden die Herausforderungen einer alternden Gesellschaft und deren sozial-politische Bearbeitung aus... 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...

  • Beyond My Controlby Suzan Collins

    Hammersmith Books Limited 2013; US$ 7.28

    With 33 years' experience in health and social care, Suzan Collins believed she could ensure good care for her mother, and her family relied on her to do so. She was actually delivering training on best practice when she was first contacted with the news her mother had broken her leg at her nursing home and had been transferred to hospital. This is... more...

  • Volunteerism in Geriatric Settingsby Vera R Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.00

    Volunteerism in Geriatric Settings is an instructional tool for activity directors and others interested in successful volunteer program management. It examines three dimensions of volunteerism: the distinctive dynamics of the volunteer program within the geriatric setting; the behaviors and attitudes managers and volunteers bring to the program; and... 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...

  • Gerontological Social Work in Home Health Careby Rose Dobrof

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.00

    A variety of programs are described in this volume illuminating innovative approaches to service delivery. more...