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Community Resources for Older Adults: Programs and Services in an Era of Change

Community Resources for Older Adults: Programs and Services in an Era of Change - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-1412951296

Cover of Community Resources for Older Adults: Programs and Services in an Era of Change 3RD 08 (ISBN 978-1412951296)
ISBN13: 978-1412951296
ISBN10: 1412951291
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 08
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
Published: 2008
International: No

List price: $109.00

Community Resources for Older Adults: Programs and Services in an Era of Change - 3RD 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-1412951296

Robbyn R. Wacker

ISBN13: 978-1412951296
ISBN10: 1412951291
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 08
Publisher: Pine Forge Press

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Features and Benefits: - Provides an overview of legislation that provides the foundation for aging related benefits and services - Discusses theories that help predict service use, thus offering readers a framework to understand why older adults often do not use services - Provides case studies that encourage critical thinking about the delivery and use of community resources - Descrbes both public and private programs and services available to older adults, in-depth reviews of the current body of empirical literature in each program area, and discussions of the challenges programs and services will face in the future - Includes best practice examples of community programs from around the country that illustrate unique ways to meet the needs of older adults - Lists national organizations and Internet resources for each topic area - Includes learning activities that challenge students to explore the community resources that exist in the reader's locale

Table of Contents

Author''s Purpose

PART I: THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF COMMUNITY RESOURCE DELIVERY
Chapter 1. On the Threshold of a New EraGrowth of the Older PopulationGrowth of the Older Population of Racial and Ethnic MinoritiesGrowth in the Number of Older Adults Living AloneImplications of Demographic Characteristics for Community ResourcesA Text About Programs and Services in an Era of ChangeOrganization of the Book
Chapter 2. Legislative Foundations for Programs, Services, and Benefits Supporting Older AdultsLegislative Foundations of Social Programs and ServicesEmergence of the Aging NetworkBest Practice: Linking Public and Private
PARTnershipsTitles of the Older Americans ActFor Your Files: Policy and Planning for Disaster PreparednessFor Your Files: Demonstration Projects Funded Under Title IVFunding for the Older Americans ActOutcomes of the Older Americans Act
Chapter 3. Patterns of Service Use and Theories of Help-Seeking BehaviorSocial Care for Older AdultsInformal and Formal InteractionPsychosocial Theories of Service UseThe Psychology of Help-Seeking BehaviorBest Practice: Equity Theory in ActionApplication of Theory in Practice

PART II: THE CONTINUUM OF SERVICESCh 4. Information and AssistancePolicy BackgroundFor Your Files: Eldercare LocatorUsers and ProgramsBest Practice: Information and Referral/Assistance Services -- Medicare Information OutreachCharacteristics of ProgramsDeveloping and Maintaining a Resource FilePromotion of Information and Referral ServicesFunctions of Information and ReferralsInformation and Referral ProcessBest Practice: Information and Referral/Assistance ServicesInformation and Referral Services with a National ScopeChallenges for Information and Referral ServicesFor Your Files: The Alliance of Information and Referral SystemsCase Study: Finding and Asking for HelpLearning ActivitiesFor More Information
Chapter 5. Volunteer and Intergenerational ProgramsPolicy BackgroundUsers and ProgramsBest Practice: The Nevada Rural Counties RSVPBest Practice: Aetna Life and Casualty Senior Volunteer ProgramFor Your Files: Illinois Intergenerational InitiativeChallenges for Senior Volunteer ProgramsCase Study: Reconnecting with the CommunityLearning ActivitiesFor More InformationCh 6. Education ProgramsEducational Level of Older AdultsLiteracy in the Older Adult PopulationLifelong EducationFor Your Files: Seniors and Literacy Policy BackgroundUsers and ProgramsFor Your Files: Leadership Training for Older PersonsFor Your Files: Women Work!Best Practice: The Close Up FoundationFor Your Files: Computer Learning Through SeniorNetChallenges for Educational ProgramsCase Study: Can Further Education Help a Downsized Worker?Learning ActivitiesFor More Information
Chapter 7. Senior Centers and RecreationPolicy BackgroundUsers and ProgramsFor Your Files: The New Leaf Outrea
Chapter to EldersFor Your Files: Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center -- The Center for All AgesBest Practice: Serving Rural SeniorsBest Practice: Rural Adult Day Program in a Senior Center -- Bozeman, MontanaFor Your Files: National Recreation and Park AssociationAddressing DiversityChallenges for Senior CentersCase Study: Loneliness of a CaregiverLearning ActivitiesFor More Information
Chapter 8. Employment ProgramsPolicy BackgroundUsers and ProgramsFor Your Files: Job Seeking OnlineBest Practice: Mature ServicesChallenges for Older Worker and Employment ProgramsCase Study: Beginning the Journey to Financial Independence at MidlifeLearning ActivitiesFor More InformationCh 9. Income ProgramsPolicy BackgroundFor Your Files: Financial Abuse, Undue Influence, Scams, Frauds, and Protection of AssetsUsers and ProgramsFor Your Files: Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) ProgramChallenges for Income ProgramsCase Study: When the System FailsLearning ActivitiesFor More Information
Chapter 10. Nutrition and Meal ProgramsFood Insecurity and Hunger Among Older AdultsPhysical and Psychosocial Factors that Influence National StatusPolicy BackgroundUsers and ProgramsBest Practice: Two Coasts, Two Meals on Wheels ProgramsF