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Strengthening Aging Families
Diversity in Practice and Policy

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February 1995 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"This book represents a much needed beginning step toward reconceptualizing the provision of aging services in the context of the family versus the current focus on the aged individual or the individual caregiver. . . . This book should be included in social work and gerontology courses in order to refocus the energies of service delivery from a study of older individuals and primary caregivers in isolation to a holistic view of the family as a system. The authors of this volume help us to evaluate the informal care system for persons as they age and to find ways to provide needed support." --Families in Society

Nancy K Schlossberg
Foreword
 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: ASSISTING FAMILIES WITH NORMATIVE CONCERNS
Ronald W Toseland, Gregory C Smith and Phillip McCallion
Supporting the Family in Elder Care
Sheldon S Tobin
Fostering Family Involvement in Institutional Care
Victor G Cicirelli
Strengthening Sibling Relationships in Later Years
 
PART TWO: HELPING FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL CONCERNS
Jordan I Kosberg and Juanita L Garcia
Confronting Maltreatment of Elders by Their Family
Gregory C Smith, Sheldon S Tobin and Elise M Fullmer
Assisting Older Families of Adults with Lifelong Disabilities
Elise M Fullmer
Challenging Biases against Families of Older Gays and Lesbians
 
PART THREE: RECOGNIZING SELECT FAMILY DYNAMICS
Paul W Power
Understanding Intergenerational Issues in the Aging Family System
Evelyn Bata and Paul W Power
Facilitating Health Care Decisions within Aging Families
Susan Krauss Whitbourne and Erin Cassidy
Achieving Intimacy in Late Life Marriages
Tom Johnson
Appreciating Ethnicity among Aging Families
 
PART FOUR: A SYNTHESIS OF INTERVENTIONS FOR AGING FAMILIES
Sheldon S Tobin and Paul W Power
Diversity of Direct Practice
Gregory C Smith
Preventive Strategies to Building Competencies
Timothy H Brubaker and Ellie Brubaker
Policy Issues Related to Later Life Families

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