Released on 2007-12-17Categories Social Science

Community Resources for Older Adults

Community Resources for Older Adults

Author: Robbyn R. Wacker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412951296

Category: Social Science

Page: 489

View: 876

How have programs for older adults evolved? Who uses these resources? How are they delivered? And what challenges do service providers face in meeting the needs of the aging baby-boom generation? Community Resources for Older Adults: Programs and Services in an Era of Change, Third Edition, answers these and other critical questions by providing a theoretical framework for understanding the forces that shape older adults’ likelihood to seek assistance.
Released on 2013-03-14Categories Education

Community Resources for Older Adults

Community Resources for Older Adults

Author: Robbyn R. Wacker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452202464

Category: Education

Page: 537

View: 736

This text is intended for courses on community services and programmes for the elderly, typically found in gerontology departments and departments of social work. Rather than simply focusing on building awareness of the various programmes and services available, the authors stress the importance of the theoretical knowledge that will assist in understanding the social and psychological dynamics of help-seeking behaviour. By understanding the social and psychological needs of the elderly and their families, as well as the services available to them, students will be better able to take advantage of resources available to help their clients. This new edition will update the key policy updates affecting older adults as well as the census data offered throughout the text. It will also update the many unique pedagogical features such as the sections titled FYI, best practices, case studies and the web and national resources. Increased attention will be focused on aging and diverse populations and the idea of cultural competency than previous editions, as this area has continued to become a critical part of delivering effective care. Also, international issues, faith-based services, services for LGBT elders, rural elders, immigrants, and other special populations will also be covered or expanded in the new edition.
Released on 1989Categories Social Science

Health Promotion Programs for Older Adults

Health Promotion Programs for Older Adults

Author: Cathy Stauffer Kimble

Publisher: Amer Hospital Pub

ISBN: UOM:49015001208660

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

View: 955

Written to provide hospitals with current information about what hospitals across the country are doing to preserve and improve the health of their rapidly growing older-adult communities. Discusses the relationship between hospitals and older adults; market assessment; goal setting; program planning; learning process and environment; organizational placement, staffing, and training; finances; promotion of the program; and evaluation. Appendices contain information on resource organizations, packaged health promotion programs, program planning resources, and national certification programs for exercise instructors.
Released on 2000Categories Medical

Community Supports for Aging Adults with Lifelong Disabilities

Community Supports for Aging Adults with Lifelong Disabilities

Author: Matthew P. Janicki

Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015053171305

Category: Medical

Page: 585

View: 758

This book addresses the needs of older adults (age 45 and older) with developmental disabilities and adults with other lifelong disabilities who have similar needs. It discusses age-related and disability-related issues in community life.