1st Edition

Housing for the Elderly
Policy and Practice Issues

Edited By

Philip McCallion

ISBN 9780789034496
Published August 14, 2007 by Routledge
276 Pages

USD $66.95

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Book Description

Find out how housing options for the elderly are changing—and not always for the better

To maintain or improve their quality of life, many seniors in the United States will move to new locations and into new types of housing. Housing for the Elderly addresses the key aspects of the transitions they’ll face, examines how housing programs can help, and looks at the role social workers can play to ensure they remain healthy, happy, and productive as they age.

Housing for the Elderly provides the tools to build a comprehensive understanding of how housing is changing to support the growing number of elderly persons in the United States. This unique resource examines a full range of housing options, including assisted-living communities, elder friendly communities, and homelessness; looks at the effects of the Olmstead Decision of 1999, which requires states to place persons with disabilities in community settings rather than in institutions; and summarizes current research on Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs). The book also presents a historical perspective of housing issues for the elderly, with a special focus on the discrimination of African-Americans.

Topics in Housing for the Elderly include:

  • creating elder friendly communities
  • homelessness among the elderly in Toronto
  • housing disparities for older Puerto Ricans in the United States
  • grandparent caregiver housing programs
  • how the Olmstead Decision affects the elderly, social workers, and health care providers
  • New York State’s experience with NORCs
  • relocation concerns of people living in NORCs
  • the integration of services for the elderly into housing settings-particularly low-income housing
  • moving from a nursing home to an assisted-living facility
  • assisted-living and Medicaid
  • and much more!
Housing for the Elderly is an essential resource for social work practitioners, administrators, researchers, and academics who deal with the elderly.

    Table of Contents

    • Foreword
    • Preface
    • Creating Elder-Friendly Communities: Preparations for an Aging Society (Dawn Alley, Phoebe Liebig, Jon Pynoos, Tridib Banerjee, and In Hee Choi)
    • Living on the Margins: Older Homeless Adults in Toronto (Lynn McDonald, Julie Dergal, and Laura Cleghorn)
    • Housing Disparities, Caregiving, and Their Impact for Older Puerto Ricans (Blanca M. Ramos)
    • Challenges for Grandparent Housing Programs (Stacey R. Kolomer and Karen Y. Lynch)
    • The Application of the Olmstead Decision on Housing and Eldercare (Elizabeth Palley and Philip A. Rozario)
    • Impact of the Olmstead Decision Five Years Later: A National Perspective for Social Workers (Anna L. Zendell)
    • The Olmstead Decision and the Journey Toward Integration: The Evolution of Social Work Responses (Fran Yong)
    • History, Accomplishments, Issues and Prospects of Supportive Service Programs in Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities in New York State: Lessons Learned (Catharine MacLaren, Gerald Landsberg, and Harry Schwartz)
    • Integrating Services for Older Adults in Housing Settings (Carol S. Cohen, Elizabeth Mulroy, Tanya Tull, Colleen C. Bloom, and Fred Karnas)
    • Anticipating Relocation: Concerns About Moving Among NORC Residents (Brian D. Carpenter, Dorothy F. Edwards, Joseph G. Pickard, Janice L. Palmer, Susan Stark, Peggy S. Neufeld, Nancy Morrow-Howell, Margaret A. Perkinson, and John C. Morris)
    • An Observation of Assisted Living Environments: Space Use and Behavior (Sheryl Zimmerman, C. Madeline Mitchell, Cory K. Chen, Leslie A. Morgan, Ann L. Gruber-Baldini, Philip D. Sloane, J. Kevin Eckert, and Jean Munn)
    • The Effect of Housing on Perceptions of Quality of Life of Older Adults Participating in a Medicaid Long-Term Care Demonstration Project (Nancy Kelley-Gillespie and O. William Farley)
    • Harriet Tubman’s Last Work: The Harriet Tubman Home for Aged and Indigent Negroes (Sandra Edmonds Crewe)
    • Index
    • Reference Notes Included

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