The Aging Networks

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2010-11-11
  • Publisher: Springer Pub Co

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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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Seventh Editionp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Older Americans, Older Americans Act, and the Aging Network
Demographic Characteristics of Older Americansp. 3
Older Population Size and Growthp. 4
Health Statusp. 7
Older Americans Act Legislation and the Evolution of a Networkp. 11
Backgroundp. 11
The Older Americans Actp. 11
Objectives of the Older Americans Act: Title Ip. 12
Expansion of the Service Network and Modification of Eligibilityp. 14
Title III: Grants for State and Community Programs on Agingp. 15
Title IV: Research, Development, and Trainingp. 15
Title V: Community Service Senior Employment Programsp. 16
Title VI: Grants for Native Americansp. 17
Title VII: Vulnerable Elder Rights Protection Activitiesp. 17
Funding for Older Americans Act Programsp. 17
Service Philosophy of the Aging Networkp. 18
The Aging Networkp. 18
The Challenges of the Aging Networkp. 19
Expert's Corner-Carol V. O'Shaughnessyp. 20
Expert's Corner-Robert Dwyerp. 22
Discussion Questionsp. 23
Programs and Services for Older Americans
Programsp. 25
Servicesp. 26
Information and Referralp. 29
Backgroundp. 29
The History of I & R for Aging Servicesp. 30
Age-Integrated I & R Versus Aging Network I & Rp. 32
The Eldercare Locatorp. 32
The Web as a Source of Informationp. 33
Critical Thinking Questionsp. 34
Senior Centers and Adult Day Servicesp. 35
Introductionp. 35
Senior Centersp. 35
Expert's Corner-John A. Kroutp. 39
Adult Day Servicesp. 41
The Congregate Meal Programp. 44
History of the Congregate Programp. 45
Future Issues and Innovationp. 48
Discussion and Activitiesp. 49
Income, Retirement, and Employmentp. 51
Introductionp. 51
Social Security Benefits and Programsp. 52
Pensions: The Weakening Second Leg of the Stoolp. 54
A Note on the Third Leg of the Stoolp. 56
Working Through Retirementp. 56
Income Security of Older Americansp. 57
Expert's Corner-Ellen Brucep. 58
Older Workers and the Laws and Programs That Support Themp. 60
Expert's Corner-Barbara Hirshornp. 62
Employment Patterns of Older Americans in 2009p. 65
Discussion Questionsp. 66
Volunteerism and Civic Engagementp. 69
Backgroundp. 69
An Array of Volunteer Opportunitiesp. 70
Civic Engagement and the Aging Networkp. 71
Discussion Questionsp. 74
Physical and Mental Health for Older Adultsp. 77
Introductionp. 77
Health Status of Older Americansp. 77
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Actp. 79
Medicarep. 80
Paying for Health Carep. 82
Medicaidp. 82
Long-Term Carep. 84
The Program for All-Inclusive Care for Elders (PACE)p. 84
The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Actp. 85
Evidence-Based Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Self-Managementp. 86
The State Health Insurance Assistance Programp. 87
Mental Healthp. 87
Activities and Questionsp. 95
Housing: Aging in Place, Institutional and Congregate Settings, and Alternate Livingp. 101
Introductionp. 101
Backgroundp. 102
A History of Aging in Placep. 103
Public Housingp. 104
The Section 8 Existing Housing Programp. 105
Other Federal Housing Initiativesp. 110
Housing Servicesp. 112
Home Repair and Renovationp. 114
Institutional Settingsp. 115
Extent of Long-Term Care Programsp. 117
A Variety of Long-Term Care Settingsp. 118
Assisted-Living Residencesp. 119
Expert's Corner-Darlene Yee-Melicharp. 122
Discussion Questionsp. 123
Skilled Nursing Facilitiesp. 123
Board and Care Homes and Domiciliariesp. 124
Retirement Communitiesp. 126
Existing Housing Certificate Programp. 130
Activities and Questionsp. 130
Support for Older Adults and Caregiversp. 135
Backgroundp. 135
What Family Caregivers Needp. 136
Additional Supportive Services: Home-Delivered Mealsp. 138
The Employed Caregiverp. 140
The Long-Distance Caregiverp. 141
Expert's Corner-Gail G. Huntp. 142
Grandparents Raising Grandchildrenp. 144
Expert's Corner-Linette Kinchenp. 145
Lifespan Respite Care Programp. 146
Discussion Questionsp. 147
Transportationp. 149
Introductionp. 149
Optionsp. 150
Modelsp. 151
Forms of Transportation for the Elderlyp. 151
Ridership Problemsp. 154
Coordination of Programsp. 155
Expert's Corner-Nina Silversteinp. 159
Discussion Questionsp. 161
Future Trendsp. 161
Protecting the Rights and Well-Being of Older Americans: Elder Justice Activitiesp. 165
Introductionp. 165
Elder Abusep. 166
Older Americans Act Initiativesp. 168
The Elder Justice Actp. 170
Elder Lawp. 171
Expert's Corner-Jason Frankp. 172
Discussion Questionsp. 173
Expert's Corner-Lisa Nerenbergp. 173
Critical Thinking Questionp. 174
Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Assistancep. 177
Introductionp. 177
Emergencies and Disasters: Planning and Researchp. 178
Planning for the Futurep. 181
The Role of the Aging Networkp. 182
Expert's Corner-Wayne Nelsonp. 183
Discussion Questionsp. 185
Education and Lifelong Learningp. 187
Introductionp. 187
Community Collegesp. 187
College and University Programsp. 188
Partnerships: Success Realizedp. 188
The Future of Educational Programs for Older Adultsp. 190
Our Aging Future
The Nexus of Policy, Program, and Practicep. 193
Introductionp. 193
Creativity and Agingp. 194
Innovative Programmingp. 194
Diversityp. 198
Spirituality and Religionp. 203
Advocacyp. 206
Activities and Questionsp. 212
Challenges for the Aging Networkp. 215
The Challenge of a Growing Aging Populationp. 216
Increasing Diversityp. 216
Changing Cohortsp. 218
Professionalism of the Aging Networkp. 218
The Long-Term Care Challengep. 219
Innovation in the Aging Networkp. 220
State Units on Aging (SUAs)p. 225
Administration on Aging Regional Support Centersp. 229
National Aging Network Organizations and Resourcesp. 231
Indexp. 235
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