Author: Mary A. Languirand, Ph.D.Publish On: 2013-09-03
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 ...
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. 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. A necessary resource for seniors, their adult children, and eldercare professionals, 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. 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.
This article describes how a housing management organization has formulated
an approach to managing housing for the elderly using the concept of control as
a central element in enhancing independence of residents as they age in place.
Author: Leon A Pastalan
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.
This book helps readers develop a proactive approach to problem-solving and addressing hazards in the home.
Author: Lanore Dixon
This book helps readers develop a proactive approach to problem-solving and addressing hazards in the home. Readers will learn to invest in appropriate equipment and strategies to protect their safety and independence as they prepare their homes to age in place.
Assuredly, administrators are very concerned about how to care for residents as
they age in assisted living. Some providers are conflicted about what residents'
health status should be upon entrance, when to ask a resident to leave, and even
Author: Jacquelyn Beth Frank
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Political Science
The first participant-observation fieldwork on assisted living, based on an in-depth study of two assisted living settings and giving the viewpoints of both administrators and residents.
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, ... I cannot emphasize
enough that one way to avoid, or at least minimize, this overwhelming stress is ...
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.
Determining how to creatively and affordably maintain these people in their
homes of choice will be the greatest challenge to public policy makers and to
housing, health, and social service providers. The AARP findings were also
supported by ...
Author: James J Callahan Jr
"Aging in place" is among the newer terms to be included along with "senior citizen," "golden agers," and others in the lexicon of gerontology. Since aging is a lifelong process and each of us occupies three-dimensional space, we are, of course, always aging in place, but two factors have caused aging in place to emerge as a salient concern for gerontological policy makers. The first is the explosive growth of homeownership after World War II, the other is the perception that thousands of older people have been flowing into nursing homes unnecessarily when they can and should remain in their own home or apartment.
To help with this, the National Association of Home Builders recommends that
when considering new construction or assessment of an existing structure for
someone planning to age in place—that is, to try to remain in their traditional
home as ...
Author: Matthew Minson
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
The author of Prepare to Defend Yourself… How to Navigate the Healthcare System and Escape with Your Life is back. This time Matthew Minson, MD, turns a penetrating and whimsical eye on the medical and social aspects of aging in Prepare to Defend Yourself…How to Age Gracefully and Escape with Your Dignity. While seeming to simultaneously channel a combination of Benjamin Franklin and Charles Schulz, Dr. Minson goes after bodily changes, behaviors—good and bad, and what everyone can do to make life more bearable and—dare we say it—fun after fifty. Laced with his unique style of poignancy and humor and peppered with his own surrealistically funny cartoons, the book bravely takes on health, finances, sex, diet, exercise, death, the law, and what you can do to protect what matters most as you age. It’s life, liberty, and the pursuit of a chuckle in this groundbreaking book that just might make you look forward to your golden years. For anyone of any age who plans on aging with their dignity intact, this is the book for you. For more information about this book and its author please visit http://www.preparetodefendyourself.com
This book explores many pathways to thriving in old age, ranging from aging in place to moving to housing and care settings specially tailored to match a person's lifestyle and vulnerabilities.--Provided by publisher.
Author: Stephen M. Golant
Highlights the profound significance of where older people live and receive care. This book explores many pathways to thriving in old age, ranging from aging in place to moving to housing and care settings specially tailored to match a person's lifestyle and vulnerabilities.--Provided by publisher
Author: Lazelle E. BenefieldPublish On: 2014-09-08
... million people more than 65 years of age with this potentially serious disease.2
These facts increase concern about the ability of older, active individuals with DM
to remain healthy and to successfully age in place. One way to remain healthy ...
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.
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.
But CCRCs ' promise of aging in place sometimes doesn ' t work out the way
people imagine . Yes , you can stay on the campus , but leaving your
independent apartment for long - term care often disrupts your social ties . There
is a strong ...
Author: Beth Baker
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
On investigative visits to nursing homes across the nation, the author has witnessed profound changes. Culture change leaders are tearing up everything [...]. They are creating extraordinary places where people live in dignity and greet the day with contentment, assisted by employees who feel valued and appreciated. Perhaps most surprising, these homes prove that a high quality of life does not have to cost more. [...] In this new book, the author tell the story of a better way to live in old age. Although each home is different, they share common values: respecting individual choices; empowering staff; fostering a strong community of elders, staff, family members, and volunteers; redesigning buildings from a hospital model to a home (where pets and children are part of everyday life); and honoring people when they die. [...] [Ed.].
How can governmental, for-profit, and not-for profit entities help us to fill in the
gaps and deliver the most comprehensive home-based support that those opting
to age in place deserve? And how can all of us assist in supporting elders aging
Author: Meika Loe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Elders 85 years and older are the fastest growing segment of the population in the U.S. and in many other countries. Aging Our Way examines how the very old navigate the challenges of loneliness, disability, and loss, while staying healthy, connected, and comfortable.
Author: Dr Christine MilliganPublish On: 2012-11-28
Given the current and projected growth of those in the older age groups and
policies designed to support 'ageing in place', ... of care work; finally, it considers how new care technologies may be reshaping the spaces in which care takes
Author: Dr Christine Milligan
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Social Science
Against a background of debate around global ageing and what this means in terms of the future care need of older people, this book addresses key concerns about the nature and site of care and care-giving. Following a critical review of research into who cares, where and how, it uses geographical perspectives to present a comprehensive analysis of how the intersection of informal care-giving within domestic, community and residential care homes can create complex landscapes and organizational spatialities of care. Drawing on contemporary case studies largely, but not exclusively from the UK, the book reviews and develops a theoretical basis for a geographical analysis of the issue of care. By relating these theoretical concepts to empirical data and case studies it illustrates how formal and informal care-giver responses to the changing landscape of care can act to facilitate or constrain the development of inclusionary models of care.
Chapter 7 Ageing in Place : Challenges , Opportunities and the Spatial
Implications 7.1 Introduction Ageing in place ... The discussion will also identify how ageing in place influences spatial patterns of ageing and the spatial
implications of ...
Author: Amanda Davies
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Social Science
This book examines the patterns and causes of uneven population ageing. It identifies those countries and localities most likely to experience population ageing and the reasons for this. Attention is also given to the role that youth migration, labour force migration, retirement migration and ageing in place have in influencing the spatial concentrations of older people
What is aging in place? On the surface, aging in place is merely about living in
one location, as well as possible, for as long as possible. But what about the real
question: How does one age in place successfully? As one ages, how does one
Author: Charles Durrett
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Category: Social Science
How to make your senior years healthy, safe, social, and stimulating. "Architect and author Chuck Durrett's recently released book Senior Cohousing Handbook comes at a time of high interest in greening, sustainable housing and affordable living concerns. Durrett's new book is a comprehensive guide for baby boomers wishing to continue vibrant, active lifestyles." - EPR Real Estate News "Make your senior years safe and socially fun with the idea of senior cohousing and a book on the topic that shows how seniors can custom-build their neighborhood to fit their needs. This is housing built by seniors, not for them, and emphasizes independence and social networking. Any library strong in gerontology or social science and many a general lending library needs this. - James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review "As a Baby Boomer, I've joked for a few years that we'll all end up living communally again because Social Security will be broke...This is one of the better ways to envision it."-- Sacramento Bee No matter how rich life is in youth and middle age, the elder years can bring on increasing isolation and loneliness as social connections lessen, especially if friends and family members move away. Senior cohousing fills a niche for this demographic—the healthy, educated, and proactive adults who want to live in a social and environmentally vibrant community. These seniors are already wanting to ward off the aging process, so they are unlikely to want to live in assisted housing. Senior cohousing revolves around custom-built neighborhoods organized by the seniors themselves in order to fit in with their real needs, wants, and aspirations for health, longevity, and quality of life. Senior Cohousing is a comprehensive guide to joining or creating a cohousing project, written by the US leader in the field. The author deals with all the psychological and logistical aspects of senior cohousing and addresses common concerns, fears, and misunderstandings. He emphasizes the many positive benefits of cohousing, including: Better physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health Friendships and accessible social contact Safety and security Affordability Shared resources Successful aging requires control of one’s life, and today's generation of seniors—the baby boomers—will find that this book holds a compelling vision for their future. Charles Durrett is a principal at McCamant & Durrett in Nevada City, California, a firm that specializes in affordable cohousing. He co-authored the groundbreaking Cohousing with his wife and business partner, Kathryn McCamant.
The meaning and place of ageing in contemporary society, how much such
meanings have influenced social policy and vice versa are best understood as
evolving processes that vary by time and place. Understanding the contexts of
Author: Peggy Teo
Category: Political Science
Older persons are often portrayed as social and financial burdens because pensions, health and social care have to withstand increasing old age dependency ratios. Due to a lack of access to representation or a lack of social and economic power, older people have found few opportunities to have their voices heard, making age an immensely political issue. Written by an impressive team of authors, this book provides an in-depth analysis of the experience of ageing in Singapore examining key issues such as health, work, housing, family ties and care giving. It looks at how social categorization enters into everyday life to elucidate the multiple meanings of age and identity encountered in a rapidly changing economy and society. Providing original critical discourse from Asian writers recording Asian voices, Ageing in Singapore will appeal to a wide readership and is an invaluable resource for policy makers, service practitioners and scholars working on Asian gerontology.
Building on Rowles ' ( 1983a , 1983b ) concept of ' attachment to place ' and
working from a lifecourse perspective , we consider how the physicality of natural
landscapes , in connection with social ideas about “ rural , may contribute to
Author: Keating, Norah C
Publisher: Policy Press
Category: Family & Relationships
In western countries, our knowledge of ageing has been developed primarily through an urban lens with rural issues typically considered in relation to urban research, policy and programme outcomes. This title provides a much-needed corrective by focusing on diversity among rural communities.
Author: Kelly Niles-Yokum, PhD, MPAPublish On: 2014-12-10
... later life and how the aging networks can help to mediate the issues (c) The
importance of aging in place and what this ... insecurity for older adults (e) Why
housing is so important and how the aging networks can bridge some of the
Author: Kelly Niles-Yokum, PhD, MPA
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Category: Social Science
"The eighth edition of Aging Networks is particularly well-suited for use in the classroom, and can be used or adapted for a wide variety of disciplines including gerontology, social work, public health, public administration, nursing and other health professions... This small volume is not only an excellent learning tool, but also a ìmust-haveî handbook for aging professionals in many fields." --Noreen A. Shugrue Research Associate, University of Connecticut Center on Aging Farmington, CT Educational Gerontology As our population ages, the need for comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge about aging services in the United States becomes more and more crucial. This highly accessible and concise text about such resources provides students and practitioners of gerontologyóalong with all professionals whose work concerns the well-being of older adultsówith a current, detailed description and analysis of federal, state, local, and global programs and services for older people with or without cognitive, physical, and social needs. Thoroughly updated to encompass the new information available concerning later life, it reflects critical changes to legislation, health care, and current trends, and focuses on the strengths of older adults, their diversity, and the role our multilayered aging network plays in advocacy, community independence, and engagement. Commentary and critical thinking challenges from policymakers, program directors, and educators facilitate high-level thinking and independent analysis of the aging networks, past, present, and future. The eighth edition underscores recent policy changes and how these changes will impact the lives of older adults. "Perspectives" boxes throughout the text highlight complex themes addressed by experts, and "Critical Thinking" topics and questions encourage reflection and discussion. The new edition also describes initiatives that highlight best-practice approaches and model projects designed to facilitate positive change. Along with a vast amount of new and revised information reinforced with a variety of perspectives in historical and current contexts, the book features an international perspective highlighting the collaborative efforts driving many aspects of aging network programming. Additionally, the book focuses on the unique issues of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population along with programs designed to address them. NEW TO THE EIGHTH EDITION: Expert analyses and insights into complex themes Reflects reorganization of the aging network under the Administration for Community Living, and policy changes affecting practice International perspectives such as the World Health Organization's Age-Friendly Cities Project Innovative and model projects and programs Expanded focus on issues unique to the LGBT population The influence of social determinants on older adults and the aging networks Caregiving issues Disaster and emergency preparedness Effects of economic downturn on the aging population Elder mistreatment Changes in employment and retirement patterns Supporting "aging in place" New and expanded educator's ancillary packet