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  • Communication Skills for Working with Eldersby Barbara Dreher

    Springer Publishing Company 2001; US$ 69.00

    "Dr. Dreher's book is a concise and highly readable guide to developing and enhancing one's communication skills for the betterment of the elderly person's quality of life... [It] clearly has a place on the bookshelf of every layman and professional alike who interacts with elderly people.". - Gerontology and Geriatrics Education,... more...

  • Aging and Disabilityby Michelle Putnam

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 75.00

    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 has... more...

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

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 110.00

    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$ 85.00

    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$ 79.00

    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...

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

    Springer Publishing Company 2000; US$ 85.00

    "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... more...

  • From Community Care to Market Care?by Robin Means; Hazel Morbey; Randall Smith

    Policy Press 2002; US$ 41.95

    This study reflects a growing recognition of the contribution that studies of the post-war 'welfare state' can make to contemporary debates about the restructuring of welfare. Drawing on the community care debates from 1971 to 1993, it illuminates contemporary concerns about such key issues as rationing care, the health and social care divide,... more...

  • There's No Place Like Homeby Christine Milligan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 109.95

    This book addresses key concerns about the nature and site of care and care-giving. It utilizes geographical perspectives to present a comprehensive analysis of how the intersection of informal care-giving within domestic and residential care homes can create complex landscapes and organizational spatialities of care. more...

  • Aging Is Livingby Irene Borins Ash; Irv Ash

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 12.99

    Aging Is Living tells the personal stories of long-term care residents, showing that contrary to popular perception, leading an inspiring and interesting life within these caring communities is possible. more...