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 11: Health Care and Wellness
Health Care and Wellness
Marge had intended for years to get serious about losing weight. She could not believe it when her physician told her she was diabetic. She had just celebrated her 65th birthday, she felt great, and she was as active as she had ever been. Marge discussed her options for treatment with her doctor and decided to try diet and exercise because her sugar levels were only a little above ...