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 14: Transportation
An older man in a wheelchair was picked up by a paratransit system in El Paso, Texas, to go from the nursing home where he resided to Kmart. The trip did not take more than 15 minutes. During the trip, the man expressed how pleased he was to be getting out. He said that he had been a resident of the nursing home for 7 years and that this was his first outing during that ...