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  • Working with Older Peopleby John Harris; Denise Tanner

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95

    Working with older people has become an increasingly important part of social work education and practice. Whether studying community care, adult services, human growth and development, or social work processes and interventions, this book will be a vital source of information and help. Working with Older People provides a framework of knowledge,... more...

  • Understanding Care Homesby Jan Dewing; Garuth Chalfont; Katherine Froggatt; Sue Davies; Angela Cotter; Tina Fear; Christine Brown-Wilson; Keith Crowhurst; Bren Torry; Stephen Leyshon; Heather Wilkinson; David Stanley; Claire Goodman; Sheila Furness; Robert Jenkins; Cheryl Holman; Julia Johnson; Julienne Meyer

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2008; US$ 36.95

    This book draws together a range of research and development initiatives that emphasise the importance of partnership working, and of enabling older people and their families to maintain the highest quality of life. The book investigates how research and development can be undertaken to provide better care for the resident and their family. more...

  • Social Work and Health Care in an Aging Societyby DSW Barbara Berkman; MSW Linda Harootyan

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 119.99

    This book places significant issues related to the health, mental health, and well-being of older adults and their caregivers within the context of social work service delivery. By presenting the research of social work scholars, all experts in specific research areas, the editors clarify the value that social work brings to the larger realm of health... more...

  • Caregivingby MSSW Victoria Bumagin; MA Kathryn Hirn

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 64.99

    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...

  • Senior Centersby Beverly A. Beisgen; Marilyn Crouch Kraitchman

    Springer Publishing Company 2002; US$ 94.99

    The book features real-life vignettes that bring the text to life, providing readers with the opportunity to see how older adults benefit from senior centers. The Appendix includes a useful list of resources as well. Professionals who work with older adults including social workers, recreation therapists, nurses, gerontologists, administrators,... more...

  • Women in the Middleby (Hon.) DSc MSW Elaine M. Brody

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 114.99

    Women in the Middle was so-named because daughters, who are the main caregivers to elderly disabled parents, most often in their middle years, are caught in the middle of multiple competing demands on their time and energy. Since the first edition, women's responsibilities and the pressures they have experienced have increased and intensified. Dr.... more...

  • Community Care for an Aging Societyby PhD Carole B. Cox

    Springer Publishing Company 2004; US$ 84.99

    Most older persons desire to remain living in the community, but those requiring care are often at risk of not having their needs met. Families may find themselves unable to care for their older relatives, while formal services are often unavailable or inaccessible. Policies and services are beginning to focus on the community rather than institutions... more...

  • Communication Skills for Working with Eldersby PhD Barbara Dreher

    Springer Publishing Company 2001; US$ 77.99

    ìDr. Dreherís book is a concise and highly readable guide to developing and enhancing oneís communication skills for the betterment of the elderly personís quality of life... [It] clearly has a place on the bookshelf of every layman and professional alike who interacts with elderly people.î - Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, about the first... more...

  • Aging and Disabilityby PhD Michelle Putnam

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 84.99

    There is a growing population at the intersection of aging and disability who increasingly rely on old community service systems for care--systems that currently cannot handle the increase in demand and the crossing of the care boundaries that have been set up between the aging and those with disability. In response to this need, Michelle Putnam... more...

  • Social Care of the Elderlyby Marjorie H. Cantor; PhD Mark Brennan

    Springer Publishing Company 2000; US$ 94.99

    "A welcome addition to the literature in this important area of work, that builds on...the empirical studies which have illuminated our understanding of the requirements of effective service provision. The final section...is, in a real sense, a call for action, for all of us in the field and for public officials and 'opinion makers' to respond to... more...