1st Edition

Assisted Living Sobering Realities

By Benyamin Schwarz Copyright 2002
    148 Pages
    by Routledge

    148 Pages
    by Routledge

    Learn how to make elder housing more homelike!

    Taking an incisive look at assisted living for the elderly, Assisted Living: Sobering Realities is an important book for the professionals who work with aging Americans and their families. This vital book provides a multidisciplinary overview of the world of assisted living for older Americans. With unique insight and a keen clinical perspective, Assisted Living examines a variety of topics: the dilemma of aging in place, the realities of end-of-life care, and the ins and outs of residential care supply. Easy-to-read graphs and charts make the data user-friendly.

    This book delivers current information on:

    • the housing needs of elderly renters, with case studies of 109 residents in two facilities
    • the need for improved housing and services for low-income elderly, providing an overview of how successful facilities take a comprehensive approach in linking low-income elders with community-based services
    • the advantages and disadvantages of residential care facilities
    • research about aging in place from providers and residents’ perspectives
    • the unmet needs of the elderly who qualify for housing assistance
    • how visitation patterns affect the overall satisfaction and quality of life of assisted living residents

    • Introduction
    • Chapter 1. How Long Can I Stay?: The Dilemma of Aging in Place in Assisted Living
    • Chapter 2. Residents in Assisted Living Facilities and Visitation Patterns
    • Chapter 3. Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly: Toward Understanding Their Place in Community-Based Long-Term Care
    • Chapter 4. Residential Care Supply and Nursing Home Case Mix
    • Chapter 5. Impacts of Profit Status of Assisted Living Facilities
    • Chapter 6. A Framework for Understanding Homelike Character in the Context of Assisted Living Housing
    • Chapter 7. Linking Housing and Services for Low-Income Elderly: Lessons from 1994 Best Practice Award Winners
    • Chapter 8. Exploring the Housing Assistance Needs of Elderly Renters
    • Index
    • Reference Notes Included


    Benyamin Schwarz