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Providing Community-Based Services to the Rural Elderly
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Providing Community-Based Services to the Rural Elderly

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Volume: 165

November 1993 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Drawing on the expertise of researchers and practitioners, this volume presents detailed information on a wide range of community-based services that are needed by and available to elders living in rural areas. The contributors explore how these services can be developed given the realities of rural settings, resources, and populations. They identify the barriers to development and operation, and offer possible solutions. Specific topics include senior centers, referral systems, housing and transportation, employment and retirement, health promotion, and health care. This volume features section overviews as well as an informative, thorough introduction and epilogue that highlight common themes and issues. Most chapters are co-authored by a researcher and a practitioner. Researchers, planners, practitioners, and policy makers interested in gerontology, social work, health services, and nursing will appreciate the research-based information Providing Community-Based Services to the Rural Elderly contains. "Dr. Krout has undertaken a formidable task to cover vast areas relating to services to the rural elderly. It is a subject not adequately covered by current literature and could be used for teaching future and current practitioners and policy planners. . . . Overall the [book] meets an important need. . . . Many of the chapters tie applied research to pragmatic community issues and identify needed policy development. This is a valuable asset for the student, practitioner, and policy planner." --Florence Gray Soltys, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "John A. Krout describes eleven key services from a rural perspective through the experience of the researcher and the practitioner. By bringing together some twenty-four authors from both sectors, Krout has provided a form for two different but related approaches to understanding rural service delivery. . . . Krout has identified a unique focus with this book by concentrating on community based services for the rural elderly. Because there is such a great need for more information on rural service deliver, Providing Community-Based Services to the Rural Elderly is a welcome addition to the literature." --Journal of Women and Aging

 
PART ONE: OVERVIEW OF THE RURAL ELDERLY
John A Krout
An Overview of Older Rural Populations and Community-Based Services
 
PART TWO: SERVICE INFORMATION, ACCESS AND COORDINATION
Anne H McKinley and F Ellen Netting
Information and Referral
Targeting the Rural Elderly  
Peter M Schauer and Patricia Weaver
Rural Elder Transportation
Ene Kristi Urv-Wong and Donna McDowell
Case Management in a Rural Setting
John A Krout, Margaret M Williams and Ollie Owen
Senior Centers in Rural Communities
 
PART THREE: RESOURCE ENHANCEMENT AND SOCIAL SUPPORT
Lorraine T Dorfman and Robert L Ballantyne
Employment and Retirement Services for the Rural Elderly
Vera Prosper and Stockton Clark
Housing America's Rural Elderly
Vicki L Schmall and Linda Cook Webb
Respite and Adult Day Care for Rural Elders
 
PART FOUR: HEALTH PROMOTION AND CARE
Robin E Mockenhaupt and Jennifer A Muchow
Disease and Disability Prevention and Health Promotion for Rural Elders
Penny A Ralston and Nancy L Cohen
Nutrition and the Rural Elderly
Linda J Redford and Alison B Severns
Home Health Services in Rural America
Share DeCroix Bane, Eloise Rathbone-McCuan and James M Galliher
Mental Health Services for the Elderly in Rural America

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