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 19: Long-Term Care Services
Long-Term Care Services
As she approached her mother’s room at Prairie View Manor, Sharon thought about the day she had had to come to grips with the reality that Eleanor, then 84 years old, needed nursing home care. She had promised her mother that she would never put her in a nursing home. This promise would nearly break Sharon mentally and physically, jeopardize her marriage, and drive a wedge between her and her children. ...