1st Edition

Aging and Prevention
New Approaches for Preventing Health and Mental Health Problems in Older Adults

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ISBN 9780866561884
Published January 1, 1983 by Routledge
160 Pages

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Book Description

Renowned specialists on aging explore the meaning of prevention and provide practical information about programs and services for the elderly. Interesting chapters focus on the prevention of long-term care institutionalization, alternative health delivery systems, informal support networks, and the prevention of domestic neglect and abuse of elderly adults.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface

  • Introduction
  • Social Policies and Programs for the Elderly as Mechanisms of Prevention
  • The Status of Preventive Care for the Aged: A Meta-Analysis
  • Healthy Aging Through Knowledge and Self-Care
  • Targeting Community Services to High-Risk Elders: Toward Preventing Long-Term Care Institutionalization
  • Prevention of Unnecessary Geriatric Deaths: Differential Rate of Morbidity/Mortality on Admission to Long Term Care Facilities
  • An Alternative Health Delivery System for the Chronically Ill Elderly
  • Health, Prevention, and Television: Images of the Elderly and Perceptions of Social Reality
  • Older Women and Informal Supports: Impact on Prevention
  • Opportunities for Prevention of Domestic Neglect and Abuse of the Elderly

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