Community Resources for Older Adults provides comprehensive, up-to-date information on programs, services, and policies pertaining to older adults. Authors Robbyn R. Wacker and Karen A. Roberto build reader awareness of programs and discuss how to better understand help-seeking behavior, as well as explain ways to take advantage of the resources available to older adults. The substantially revised Fifth Edition includes new topics and updated research, tables, and figures to help answer key questions about the evolution and utilization of programs for older adults and the challenges that service providers face.
Chapter 4: Information and Assistance
Information and Assistance
Gary was panicked. His mother, Ruth, was coming home from the hospital in two days. Ruth, 81, had suffered her third stroke. She was confused and weakened on her right side but not paralyzed. Gary knew that his mother could not return to her apartment at this time, but he could not imagine Ruth living with him. Because he was currently employed at two jobs, he simply could not provide the ...