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Successful Models of Community Long Term Care Services for the Elderly

1st Edition

By Eloise H Killeffer, Ruth Bennett


192 pages

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Learn about the exciting possibilities for maintaining elderly residents in their own homes by marshalling available resources to pay for needed support services. Experienced practitioners provide examples of successful community-based long-term care service programs for the elderly, programs that are supported by a mix of public funds and private resources. They explore the role of service providers in developing successful models of community-based long-term care services--housing, home care services, comprehensive senior centers, and day care, among others--and discuss not only the successes of the particular programs but the obstacles and barriers that had to be overcome as well. Chapters focus on policies for the development of effective models, from the perspectives of municipal, county, state, and federal governments involved in community service provision, and the role of colleges and universities in training personnel to develop and implement community-based long term care services. Taken together, this tutorial, taught by practitioners who offer wisdom and insight based on their hands-on experience, is indeed a unique contribution to the field of long-term care.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface, Introduction

  • Successful Models of Community-Based Long Term Care: Implications for Graduate Training Programs
  • Part I: Service Providers’ Role in Developing Successful Models of Community Care: Introduction to Part I
  • Comprehensive Senior Centers
  • New York City Home Attendant Program
  • Home Care Services: Non-Professional Home Attendants
  • Day Care and the Continuum of Care
  • Nursing Home-Based Community Care
  • The Role of Community-Based Coalitions
  • Special Populations
  • Filling the Housing and Service Gap
  • Part II: The Role of Colleges and Universities in Training Personnel to Develop Community-Based Long Term Care Services: Introduction to Part II
  • The MPH Program in Long Term Care Administration at the Columbia University School of Public Health
  • The Practicum Experience
  • The Relationship Between Field Placement Agencies and the University
  • Training for Community Programs
  • Outpatient Programs From the Training Point of View: Geriatric Dentistry Training at Columbia University
  • Outpatient Programs From the Training Point of View: Geriatric Medical Training at Columbia University
  • The Continuum of Long Term Care: An Educational Guide for Faculty in the Health Sciences
  • Part III: Policies for Development of Successful Models: Past, Present, and Future: Introduction to Part III
  • The Municipal Level: The Case of the City of Yonkers
  • New York State’s Long Term Care Policy and Program Directions
  • The Legislative Process With Specific Reference to the County Level
  • Teaching About U.S. Long Term Care Policies
  • Part IV: Conclusions
  • Concluding Remarks and Suggested Issues for Further Discussion
  • Appendices
  • Reference Notes Included

About the Authors

Eloise H. Killeffer, Ruth Bennett

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Occupational Therapy
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology