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Aging in Rural Places: Programs, Policies, and Professional by Kristina Hash PhD MSW,Elaine Jurkowski MSW PhD,John Krout

By Kristina Hash PhD MSW,Elaine Jurkowski MSW PhD,John Krout PhD

Research files that rural elders are poorer, reside in much less enough housing, and feature a long way fewer healthiness and repair suggestions on hand to them than their city opposite numbers, but there's a serious loss of present and unique info at the difficulties dealing with rural elders and at the specialist practices that serve this inhabitants. this article fills this hole through introducing readers to rural parts and their citizens and discussing the problems, courses, and regulations designed to fulfill their wishes. via a multidisciplinary lens, it examines and defines particular skills required for profitable paintings with older adults and their households in those communities.

The textual content offers a research-driven, competency-based strategy for the future health and human carrier pros who paintings with older rural citizens. It discusses either the issues dealing with older adults and their households and evidence-based strategies concerning coverage and top practices. Key concerns tested comprise overall healthiness and well being, transportation, housing, long term care, source of revenue, employment, and retirement, besides the wishes of precise populations (ethnic minorities, immigrants, and the LGBT population). Case examples make stronger an interdisciplinary version that addresses perform with rural elders that encompasses expert skills, values and ethics, and the jobs of a spectrum of future health and human provider pros. The textual content additionally examines present rules affecting future health and social providers to rural elders and proposals for coverage swap to construct an efficient overall healthiness and human carrier staff in rural groups. hyperlinks to Podcast interviews with students and revered execs operating within the box and "Spotlight" excerpts from the textual content make stronger details. moreover, the textual content offers dialogue questions, PowerPoint slides, a try out query financial institution, and recommended actions and workouts.

Key Features:

  • Fills a vacuum concerning info on well-being and social companies for rural elders
  • Provides present and accomplished wisdom approximately concerns besetting this inhabitants and courses and rules designed to fulfill their wishes
  • Examines and defines particular potential required for powerful overall healthiness and social prone
  • Based on a research-driven, competency-based, interdisciplinary method of coverage and most sensible perform
  • Includes hyperlinks to Podcast interviews with students and revered execs within the box

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