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  • Working with Older People and Their Familiesby Mike Nolan; Sue Davies; Gordon Grant

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 49.00

    Attempts at a synthesis of themes about making a reality of 'person-centred' care. This book seeks to unite the perspectives of older people, family and professional carers in promoting a holistic approach to the challenges of an ageing society. It is useful for students on health related courses, such as nursing, medicine and the therapies. more...

  • Advances in Contemporary Aged Careby Margaret McMillan; Isabel Higgins

    eContent Management Pty Ltd 2007; US$ 66.00

    That older people are the fastest growing portion of the world population is knowledge that Governments and population health planners and policy makers around the world have been grappling with for the past decade. more...

  • 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. more...

  • The Complete Eldercare Planner, Revised and Updated Editionby Joy Loverde

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.95

    The only guide you?ll ever need to manage the care of your aging family FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED As our population shifts and ages, the care needs for our elders continue to change and evolve. Today?s generation of family and professional caregivers faces new decisions and challenges, as well as previously unavailable options. This thoroughly... more...

  • When the Time Comesby Paula Span

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    What will you do when you get the call that a loved one has had a heart attack or a stroke? Or when you realize that a family member is too frail to live alone, but too healthy for a nursing home? Journalist Paula Span shares the resonant narratives of several families who faced these questions. Each family contemplates the alternatives in elder... more...

  • Understanding Care Homesby Susan M Davies; Katherine Froggatt; Julienne Meyer; Angela Cotter; Bren Torry

    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 Barbara Berkman; Linda Harootyan

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 99.00

    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...

  • Senior Centersby Beverly Beisgen; Marilyn Kraitchman

    Springer Publishing Company 2002; US$ 75.00

    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, and... more...

  • Women in the Middleby Elaine M. Brody

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 25.00

    Women in the Middle was so-named because daughters, who are the main caregivers to elderly disabled parents, 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. Brody revisits this phenomenon... more...

  • Community Care for an Aging Societyby Carole B. Cox

    Springer Publishing Company 2004; US$ 65.00

    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...