Services to the Aging and Aged Public Policies and Programs
This series attempts to address the topic of aging from a wide variety of perspectives and to make available some of the best gerontological thought and writings to researchers, professional practitioners, and students in the field of aging as well as in other related areas.This volume is an invaluable resource for those persons seeking a broad, comprehensive coverage of current public policies and service programs for the elderly. Besides dealing with present gerontological services, it also explores the emerging challenges that these services must face in the future. One of the outstanding features of the book is that its contributors include some of the most prominent authorities in the field of gerontology. This is an exceptionally important and timely volume and is a much needed addition to the literature on aging.
I. Introduction 1. The Demography of Aging II. Public Policies for the Elderly 2. Public Policy and Aging: An Overview 3. The Older Americans Act and the Defederalization of Community-Based Care 4. Public and Private Retirement Policies: Inequities in Income Support among the Elderly 5. Housing Policy for the Elderly: Problems, Programs, and Politics 6. Health C are Policies III. Service Programs for the Elderly 7. Social Service Programs for Older Adults and Their Families: Service Use and Barriers 8. Income Security 9. Retirement Planning Services 10. Housing Services 11. Health Service Policies and Programs for the Elders 12. Mental Health and Mental Health Services IV. Conclusion 13. A Service Model for the Aging and Aged: An International Perspective