The Aging Networks: A Guide to Programs and Services, 7th by Kelly Niles-Yokum PhD MPA, Donna L. Wagner PhD

By Kelly Niles-Yokum PhD MPA, Donna L. Wagner PhD

"Drs. Niles-Yokum and Wagner have written a complete and available evaluate of getting older companies within the usa, from the evolution of a proper getting older community during the older americans Act to cutting edge new courses aimed toward catastrophe preparedness, lifelong studying, and non secular progress. This e-book might be required interpreting for each scholar in gerontology and will be a source for even the main professional professional."Kate de Medeiros, PhDAssociate Director, middle for getting older reports, and examine ScientistUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore "This accomplished, good written e-book is out there to readers in any respect degrees from these simply starting to find out about the sector of getting older to these with a long time of expertise. . . [It is] a superb source for college students, not just of gerontology, but additionally allied health and wellbeing, company management, future health schooling, healthcare administration, drugs, nursing, occupational remedy, actual treatment, public management, public overall healthiness and social paintings. in reality, it's going to be required interpreting for all americans, in order that they comprehend the place they should plan forward, how they could step as much as the plate to suggest for higher elder companies and the place to brain the gaps."Sharon B. Buchbinder, RN, PhDFormer Professor and ChairDepartment of well-being ScienceTowson collage, Towson, MD Revised and up-to-date to incorporate the most up-tp-date info pertaining to later-life care, this 7th version presents scholars and practitioners with a close assessment of federal, kingdom, and native courses and prone for older individuals with cognitive, actual, and social wishes. It additionally examines new and rising wishes and pursuits of older adults and what measures are being taken to handle them, together with civic engagement, faith and spirituality, and humanities and arts courses. a great resource for college kids and educators in a number of disciplines-from gerontology to nursing to public health-this consultant deals a ancient viewpoint at the evolution of courses and providers for older americans. It additionally cites a wealth of significant adjustments in laws, well-being care, way of life, and different components referring to older adults that experience happened because the e-book of the former variation. This advisor covers quite a few elements of every application or provider, together with: old evolution of the getting older community either enacted and proposed proper laws Essays by means of specialists within the box demanding situations confronted through older adults, pros, and policymakers New resources and proper web pages dialogue questions for school room use

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Navigating the aging network can be a daunting task and one that, more often than not, results in frustration for the senior and/or the family. There are a variety of reasons for the fragmented nature of the aging network, one of which, as one would suspect, involves funding and the way in which programs and services are funded. More often than not, aging network professionals find themselves patching together multiple funding sources, which also may require a variety of eligibility standards, further complicating one’s journey through the network itself.

301). There are four service areas that are funded through Title III—Supportive services, nutrition, family caregiver services, and the disease prevention and health promotion services. The supportive services include an array of services designed to assist older Americans to remain independent in the community and to avoid unnecessary institutionalization. Supportive services include access services such as information and referral assistance, care management, and transportation. Home- and community-based services such as chore services, personal care services, and adult day services are also included in the supportive service array of assistance.

As a result of the “aging in place” phenomenon, half of the elderly were living in the suburbs in 2002 as compared to one-third in 1960. Almost one-quarter (23%) of older persons lived in nonmetropolitan areas (AoA, 2003). As research continues to show, older people tend to remain in communities where they have lived for a long period of time. Compared with 48% of younger individuals, only 23% of older persons moved between 1995 and 2002. Education The minimal educational background of many present-day elderly also created problems for service providers, who must understand that many of them have limited verbal, writing, and reading skills.

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