Aging Networks A Guide to Programs and Services

ISBN-10: 0826118089
ISBN-13: 9780826118080
Edition: 7th 2011
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Springer
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Revised and updated to include the most current information concerning later-life care, this seventh edition provides students and practitioners with a detailed overview of federal, state, and local programs and services for older people with cognitive, physical, and social needs. It also examines new and emerging needs and interests of older adults and what measures are being taken to address them, including civic engagement, religion and spirituality, and arts and humanities programs.

Preface to the Seventh Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Older Americans, Older Americans Act, and the Aging Network
Demographic Characteristics of Older Americans
Older Population Size and Growth
Health Status
Older Americans Act Legislation and the Evolution of a Network
Background
The Older Americans Act
Objectives of the Older Americans Act: Title I
Expansion of the Service Network and Modification of Eligibility
Title III: Grants for State and Community Programs on Aging
Title IV: Research, Development, and Training
Title V: Community Service Senior Employment Programs
Title VI: Grants for Native Americans
Title VII: Vulnerable Elder Rights Protection Activities
Funding for Older Americans Act Programs
Service Philosophy of the Aging Network
The Aging Network
The Challenges of the Aging Network
Expert's Corner-Carol V. O'Shaughnessy
Expert's Corner-Robert Dwyer
Discussion Questions
Programs and Services for Older Americans
Programs
Services
Information and Referral
Background
The History of I & R for Aging Services
Age-Integrated I & R Versus Aging Network I & R
The Eldercare Locator
The Web as a Source of Information
Critical Thinking Questions
Senior Centers and Adult Day Services
Introduction
Senior Centers
Expert's Corner-John A. Krout
Adult Day Services
The Congregate Meal Program
History of the Congregate Program
Future Issues and Innovation
Discussion and Activities
Income, Retirement, and Employment
Introduction
Social Security Benefits and Programs
Pensions: The Weakening Second Leg of the Stool
A Note on the Third Leg of the Stool
Working Through Retirement
Income Security of Older Americans
Expert's Corner-Ellen Bruce
Older Workers and the Laws and Programs That Support Them
Expert's Corner-Barbara Hirshorn
Employment Patterns of Older Americans in 2009
Discussion Questions
Volunteerism and Civic Engagement
Background
An Array of Volunteer Opportunities
Civic Engagement and the Aging Network
Discussion Questions
Physical and Mental Health for Older Adults
Introduction
Health Status of Older Americans
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Medicare
Paying for Health Care
Medicaid
Long-Term Care
The Program for All-Inclusive Care for Elders (PACE)
The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act
Evidence-Based Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Self-Management
The State Health Insurance Assistance Program
Mental Health
Activities and Questions
Housing: Aging in Place, Institutional and Congregate Settings, and Alternate Living
Introduction
Background
A History of Aging in Place
Public Housing
The Section 8 Existing Housing Program
Other Federal Housing Initiatives
Housing Services
Home Repair and Renovation
Institutional Settings
Extent of Long-Term Care Programs
A Variety of Long-Term Care Settings
Assisted-Living Residences
Expert's Corner-Darlene Yee-Melichar
Discussion Questions
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Board and Care Homes and Domiciliaries
Retirement Communities
Existing Housing Certificate Program
Activities and Questions
Support for Older Adults and Caregivers
Background
What Family Caregivers Need
Additional Supportive Services: Home-Delivered Meals
The Employed Caregiver
The Long-Distance Caregiver
Expert's Corner-Gail G. Hunt
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Expert's Corner-Linette Kinchen
Lifespan Respite Care Program
Discussion Questions
Transportation
Introduction
Options
Models
Forms of Transportation for the Elderly
Ridership Problems
Coordination of Programs
Expert's Corner-Nina Silverstein
Discussion Questions
Future Trends
Protecting the Rights and Well-Being of Older Americans: Elder Justice Activities
Introduction
Elder Abuse
Older Americans Act Initiatives
The Elder Justice Act
Elder Law
Expert's Corner-Jason Frank
Discussion Questions
Expert's Corner-Lisa Nerenberg
Critical Thinking Question
Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Assistance
Introduction
Emergencies and Disasters: Planning and Research
Planning for the Future
The Role of the Aging Network
Expert's Corner-Wayne Nelson
Discussion Questions
Education and Lifelong Learning
Introduction
Community Colleges
College and University Programs
Partnerships: Success Realized
The Future of Educational Programs for Older Adults
Our Aging Future
The Nexus of Policy, Program, and Practice
Introduction
Creativity and Aging
Innovative Programming
Diversity
Spirituality and Religion
Advocacy
Activities and Questions
Challenges for the Aging Network
The Challenge of a Growing Aging Population
Increasing Diversity
Changing Cohorts
Professionalism of the Aging Network
The Long-Term Care Challenge
Innovation in the Aging Network
State Units on Aging (SUAs)
Administration on Aging Regional Support Centers
National Aging Network Organizations and Resources
Index

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