Two clinical psychologists and aging specialists provide an essential guide for seniors, their adult children and eldercare professionals that offers useful, actionable advice on financial planning, keeping a healthy mind, body and spirit, ...
Author: Mary A. Languirand
Category: Business & Economics
Two clinical psychologists and aging specialists provide an essential guide for seniors, their adult children and eldercare professionals that offers useful, actionable advice on financial planning, keeping a healthy mind, body and spirit, getting around, and more. Original.
As the first wave of baby boomers enter retirement, the demand for beautiful, thoughtful residential design for aging in place has grown dramatically. In this book, the experts show you how it's done.
Author: Drue Lawlor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Consult Residential Design for Aging In Place, the key reference for designing homes for aging people, if you seek to understand how to create effective spaces for the elderly. Interior designers, architects, and homebuilders are increasingly asked by clients to design homes to allow for adaptation over time, and this is the definitive guide, endorsed by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Find case study examples of good design solutions for designing for aging in place from two authors who are highly respected fellows of the ASID.
Author: Mary A. Languirand, Ph.D.Publish On: 2013-09-03
ls Aging in Place Right for Me? People ask us this all the time: why has aging in place become so popular.> More and more retirees are choosing this option, and
doing what they need to make it happen. Communities of older adults—aging in ...
Author: Mary A. Languirand, Ph.D.
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Category: Business & Economics
The first authoritative and comprehensive guide to "aging in place"--a burgeoning movement for those who don't want to rely on assisted living or nursing home care--which allows seniors to spend their later years living comfortably, independently, and in their own home or community. For millions of Americans, living in a nursing home or assisted living facility is not how they’d prefer to spend their retirement years. This is why more and more people are choosing to “age in place.” In this empowering and indispensable book, clinical psychologists and aging specialists Mary Languirand and Robert Bornstein teach readers how, with planning and foresight, they can age with dignity and comfort in the place of their own choosing. How to Age in Place offers useful, actionable advice on financial planning; making your home physically safe; getting around; obtaining necessary services; keeping a healthy mind, body, and spirit; and post-retirement employment. A necessary resource for seniors, their adult children, and eldercare professionals, How to Age in Place is both a practical roadmap and inspirational guide for the millions of seniors who want to make their own decisions and age well.
In this highly practical volume, the contributing authors explore some of the dimensions associated with aging in place.
Author: Leon A. Pastalan
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Social Science
In this highly practical volume, the contributing authors explore some of the dimensions associated with aging in place. There are increasing numbers of older Americans who are faced with fundamental changes in their economic circumstances, health, and marital status which have an impact on their ability to age in place. Without the necessary supports many may have no other choice but to be prematurely or inappropriately placed in costly health care facilities or be forced to move into unfamiliar, less safe, less satisfactory housing environments. Aging in Place explores some of the dimensions associated with aging in place and informs readers about unmet needs and available living options for elderly persons. Experts discuss a number of crucial factors regarding the availability of social supports and the impact it has on the independence of the elderly, specifically their living arrangements. They address the issue of control and how access to social contact and real choices about services and facilities increases independence among the elderly; congregate housing as an alternative to nursing care for those elderly too frail for less supportive housing; discharge policies concerning frailty in senior living arrangements; and the lack of a full range of services in many alleged full service communities.
Author: Lynda Shrager OTR, MSWPublish On: 2018-04-04
As an expert in the field of geriatric rehabilitation and aging in place, my phone
rings several times a week with a friend, family member, or acquaintance asking
for my advice about their parents. “Mom is getting weaker and toddling around
Author: Lynda Shrager OTR, MSW
Publisher: Bull Publishing
This reference offers clear and practical solutions for seniors with decreased mobility, along with their caretakers. Author Lynda Shrager is an occupational therapist, a master's level social worker, and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) with more than 37 years of geriatrics experience.This book is designed to help seniors and their caregivers address these new challenges together to make life at home safer, more manageable, and less stressful for all.
This book is the solution: it offers a practical step-by-step, room-by-room guide to simple modifications that can help senior make their home safer and easier to navigate.
Author: Lynda G. Shrager
A practical step-by-step, room-by-room guide to simple modifications that can help seniors make their homes safer and easier to navigate, this reference offers readers clear and practical solutions. Author Lynda Shrager is a registered, national board certified occupational therapist, a master's level social worker and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) with more than thirty-seven years' experience in the field of geriatrics and more than thirteen years working with seniors in their homes. It is this mix of qualification and experience that makes her an expert in adapting the environment to increase patient safety and independence. This book is designed to help seniors and their caregivers address these new challenges together to make life at home safer, more manageable and less stressful for all. Features include: * Room-by-room walk through to evaluate and modify safety of the home * Photographs of modifications from patients' homes * Recommendations for the best home medical equipment * Where to obtain services and additional helpful resources * Check list for the reader to complete their own room by room walk through with a quick and easy guide to making each space safe and manageable * "Hacks for Health and Home" at the end of each chapter with occupational therapy tips * Vital Documents Guide for easy retrieval of important papers in case of an emergency
The book gives you access to several studies on elderly people's environmental needs and preferences in regard to modifications in personal and public dwellings.
Author: Ellen D Taira
Category: Family & Relationships
Provide a comfortable living environment for the aging! Aging in Place: Designing, Adapting, and Enhancing the Home Environment gives you a complete examination of current trends in adaptive home designs for older adults. As a therapist, designer, architect, builder, home planner, social worker, community organizer, or gerontologist, Aging in Place will show you innovative home designs and studies for creating environments that offer optimal living for aging adults. Complete with diagrams, floor plans, and tables, Aging in Place helps you to improve the quality of life for the elderly by offering them state-of-the-art designs that encourage independence and dignity. This unique and exciting book covers topics such as universal design which strives to create everyday environments and products like door handles and light switches that are usable by all people to the greatest extent possible, regardless of age or ability. Aging in Place will also show you how to: use follow-up visits by occupational therapists to ensure successful use of home modifications create environments that are helpful for vision rehabilitation by using controlled lighting and color schemes evaluate the quality of life for elderly people living in personal dwellings, specialized housing, and nursing homes explore architectural barriers and the uses of helping devices for elderly people examine research critiques of adaptive toilet equipment investigate modifications that have been made in homes for the elderly in India analyze ways in which elderly people have changed their homes to make the telephone more accessible Aging in Place is a complete guide to understanding the needs and latest trends in optimizing the living space of elderly persons. The book gives you access to several studies on elderly people's environmental needs and preferences in regard to modifications in personal and public dwellings. This information will assist you with better serving the elderly by helping them live more independently.
Learning Goals -Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: -Understand how large-scale social issues--social attitudes, the study of aging, and demographic issues--affect individuals and social institutions -Identify the political ...
Author: Mark Novak
Category: Social Science
Opportunities and optimism in Aging. Issues in Aging, 3rd edition takes an optimistic view of aging and human potential in later life. This book presents the most up-to-date facts on aging today, the issues raised by these facts, and the societal and individual responses that will create a successful old age for us all. Mark Novak presents the full picture of aging--exhibiting both the problems and the opportunities that accompany older age. The text illustrates how generations are dependent on one another and how social conditions affect both the individual and social institutions. Learning Goals -Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: -Understand how large-scale social issues--social attitudes, the study of aging, and demographic issues--affect individuals and social institutions -Identify the political responses to aging and how individuals can create a better old age for themselves and the people they know -Separate the myths from the realities of aging -Recognize the human side of aging -Trace the transformation of pension plans, health, and opportunities for personal expression and social engagement to the new ecology of aging today
Emphasizing the multidisciplinary and interprofessional practice approaches used to deliver care, this book is an essential learning tool for students interested in medicine, nursing, social work, allied health professions, case management, ...
Author: Keith Anderson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Social Science
As older adults and their families opt out of nursing homes, a range of home and community-based services (HCBS) have risen up to provide care. HCBS span platforms and approaches, from home health care to assisted living to community-based hospice to adult day services. These models are, for most, preferable to nursing homes and allow older adults to “age in place”—live longer in their own homes and communities. Home- and Community-Based Services for Older Adults examines the existing and emerging models of HCBS, including the history, theory, research, policy, and practices across care settings. Emphasizing the multidisciplinary and interprofessional practice approaches used to deliver care, this book is an essential learning tool for students interested in medicine, nursing, social work, allied health professions, case management, health care administration, and gerontology. As the population of older adults grows, the authors ask, how can we best meet the needs of older adults and their families in the most effective, cost-conscious way while honoring their care choices?
The text distinguishes between "needs" and "rights" and describes those policies and services that best ensure that the rights of older adults are actually metóparticularly programs that enable people to remain in their own communities so ...
Author: Carole B. Cox
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Category: Political Science
As people age, they are at increased risk of having their basic human rights threatened or violated. When age is perceived as incompetence, it can easily lead to discrimination that impacts human rights. Based on the premise that social policy must reflect human rights principles, this graduate-level textbook views the challenges associated with aging as opportunities for policy development that stresses the rights of older adults rather than needs. The text distinguishes between “needs” and “rights” and describes those policies and services that best ensure that the rights of older adults are actually met—particularly programs that enable people to remain in their own communities so they can benefit from continued integration and participation in society. Issues and challenges surrounding such efforts, and gaps in social policies faced by specific subsets of older people, are critically examined. The book first analyzes current aging policies and rights and considers the Older Americans Act as a basic policy framework. With an eye to promoting independence, the book discusses issues of income, housing, transportation, health, and home care and what constitutes a “livable community,” along with policies that promote wellbeing and focus on preventing senior abuse and exploitation. Challenges faced by older workers are covered, as are issues particular to family caregivers, older women, and grandparents as caregivers. Gaps in social policies for LG BT seniors and older members of specific ethnic groups are discussed. Particular attention is given to global issues and aging policies in diverse countries and the ways in which they reflect human rights concerns. Each chapter concludes with probing discussion questions for classroom use. KEY FEATURES: Presents a human rights framework for aging policy Distinguishes between needs and rights of older persons Focuses on policies and programs that can help older people to remain in the community Explores the issues and challenges of specific older populations Discusses global responses and concerns with regard to older persons and human rights Carole B. Cox, MSW, PhD, is professor at the Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a Fulbright scholar. She is the author of more than 50 journal articles and chapters dealing with various aspects of aging and caregiving, with extensive research on caregivers for persons with dementia, their needs, and their use of services. Her recent work includes a study of the impact of dementia on the workplace. Her caregiving research also includes that of grandparents raising grandchildren, leading to the development of a curriculum, Empowering Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Training Manual for Group Leaders (Springer Publishing Company, 2000). She is the editor of To Grandmother’s House We Go and Stay: Perspectives on Custodial Grandparents (Springer Publishing Company, 2000). Her other books include Home Care for the Elderly: An International Perspective, coauthored with Abraham Monk (1991); The Frail Elderly: Problems, Needs, and Community Responses (1993); Ethnicity and Social Work Practice, coauthored with Paul Ephross (1998); Community Care for an Aging Society: Policies and Services (Springer Publishing Company, 2005); and Dementia and Social Work Practice (Springer Publishing Company, 2007).
This study, "Pioneers in Aging", advances our understanding of the realities of older women aging in place through an exploration of the real lives of women age 85 and older who reside in rural communities.
Author: Olive Bryanton
This study, "Pioneers in Aging", advances our understanding of the realities of older women aging in place through an exploration of the real lives of women age 85 and older who reside in rural communities. Critical social theory, enhanced with a feminist gerontological perspective, guided this qualitative study and addressed the following four questions: 1) What are the lived realities of women age 85 and older living in rural communities? 2) How do social structures and government policies influence these women's daily lives? 3) How do women 85 and older educate themselves about aging and living in rural communities? and 4) How do women 85 and older share their knowledge and mentor others? Using face-to-face, in-depth, semi-structured interviews, and Photovoice, a participatory research and critical thinking method that invite participants to share their knowledge, I drew upon the real-life experiences of 10 women in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island. The participants discussed and interpreted their photographs individually and in groups, and shared their perspectives with each other, the public, and policy makers, through a knowledge-sharing open house. Using an inductive approach, assisted with NVivo Pro 11 software, themes were identified and coded. A feminist gerontological framework helped to reveal the participants' daily life realities in light of the current social structures and government programs available to support them to age in place. Findings here illustrate what influences older women as they age in place and the contributions those women may continue to make as they age, even into their nineties. Close analysis of the data indicates that the key influences, which may enable or challenge daily life for aging in place, are a set of interacting forces that include: the women's own agency; their social involvement; their informal support networks; their access to affordable housing and transportation; and financial security. Findings also reveal that not all older women fit the stereotypical view of frail, vulnerable, and dependent victims who are a burden on society. Instead, analysis here revealed how they are, and can be, active contributors, both within and beyond their immediate communities. The results of this study increase the visibility of women living in the upper limits of longevity, the old-old pioneers in aging, and advance our knowledge about older women. They compel us to recognize that the population of older women is not homogeneous, and to design systems that will meet expressed needs. Participants in this study asked for supports that would enable them to continue to contribute to their communities and maintain agency, rather than assume their dependence. These findings ask us to look carefully at the interacting forces that influence older women's options for aging in place, to honour the contributions that old-old women make to their communities and families, and to recognize their individuality.
This book identifies practical implications for policies, programs, and knowledge development designed to help communities become more aging-friendly.
Author: Amanda J. Lehning
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: City planning
Creating Aging-Friendly Communities (CAFC) examines the need to redesign America's communities to respond to the realities of our rapidly aging society. The text focuses on the interface between individuals and their environments, and the ways in which communities can enhance individual and community well-being. What differentiates CAFC from other books is its breadth of focus, its comprehensive and evidence-based consideration of key concepts, its inclusion of social as well as physical infrastructure characteristics, and its intensive examination of models of community change for fostering aging-friendliness. It presents a conceptually and empirically-based model of aging-friendliness, identifies environmental modifications that could enhance individual and community well-being, outlines a typology of community change approaches, and considers the potential efficacy of those approaches. This book identifies practical implications for policies, programs, and knowledge development designed to help communities become more aging-friendly.
In summary, the paper explores the policy related issues and their implications for the aging in place model.
Author: Bill Jason Garcia
Category: Older people
This project examines the current state of affairs in the elderly housing shortage, and discusses the pros and cons for the aging model in place. The project also establishes the need for providing assistance to the elderly who wish to age in place and describes various available technologies which compensate for the debilitating effects of the aging body. In summary, the paper explores the policy related issues and their implications for the aging in place model.
This volume examines the issues confronting global aging through the prism of three multicultural nations; the United States, Israel, and Australia.
Author: Sara Carmel
This volume examines the issues confronting global aging through the prism of three multicultural nations; the United States, Israel, and Australia. All three countries face the challenges of coping with continued immigration, dramatic social and demographic change, and the growing nexus of social diversity, along with aging, but have established different infrastructures of programs, services, and public benefits for their older citizens.
Only when a home offers accessible features or is prepared for easy adaptability
can aging in place be a possibility . As an elder's needs change throughout the
aging process , an accessible , visitable , universally designed , or adaptable ...
Author: Lazelle E. BenefieldPublish On: 2014-09-08
The articles appearing in this geriatrics-focused issue are consistent with the collaborative and translational concepts held by a life course perspective.
Author: Lazelle E. Benefield
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The articles appearing in this geriatrics-focused issue are consistent with the collaborative and translational concepts held by a life course perspective. Each supports interprofessional collaboration and some are either authored or coauthored by interdisciplinary colleagues. Three goals are reflected in these articles: keeping community-dwelling older adults safe, sensible, and secure with solutions that will enable them to stay healthy, wise, and aware. Topics include maintaining physical functions, benefits and consequences of weight-bearing exercise on foot health; cancer prevention; managing nocturia’s effect on sleep quality and safety; protection from financial exploitation; and providing safe and affordable living environments. Several articles address physical or cognitive challenges that include monitoring medication adherence, threat of anxiety and stigma in dementia, and approaches to managing self-care in the home for persons with dementia. These evidence-based articles address emerging and best practices to support targeted interventions for persons in community-dwelling home settings. They provide a frame-work of person-centered approaches that foster good health in older age, a central tenet of aging in place and the global response to population aging.
CHAPTER 2 Aging in Place and Other Options Price rior to World War II , most
Americans expected to age in place - to live in the family home , where they
shared the residence with relatives , until death . Few retired to planned
communities or ...
Author: Tom Adams
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Category: Adult children
Offers advice on helping elderly parents with finances, doctors, insurance, and avoiding con games, and tells how to help maintain a parent's dignity and independence
In Independent for Life, Henry Cisneros and a team of experts on aging, architecture, construction, health, finance, and politics assess the current state of housing and present new possibilities that realistically address the interrelated ...
Author: Henry Cisneros
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Political Science
Staying home, aging in place, is most people's preference, but most American housing and communities are not adapted to the needs of older people. And with the fastest population growth among people over sixty-five, finding solutions for successful aging is important not only for individual families, but for our whole society. In Independent for Life, Henry Cisneros and a team of experts on aging, architecture, construction, health, finance, and politics assess the current state of housing and present new possibilities that realistically address the interrelated issues of housing, communities, services, and financial concerns.--[book cover].