Caring For Older People
Currently there are several hundred thousand Australians who are caring full time for an older person. Mostly these are spouses or children, and the majority are women. Many are unaware of the support services available, and continue working under highly...
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Currently there are several hundred thousand Australians who are caring full time for an older person. Mostly these are spouses or children, and the majority are women. Many are unaware of the support services available, and continue working under highly stressful conditions which can ultimately place their own health and wellbeing in jeopardy. Caring for Older People is a resource book offering practical information on major issues involved in caring for the elderly, such as health, accommodation, financial and legal matters, home safety and security. The needs of carers in maintaining their own quality of life are also discussed, and support services listed.
First published in 1992, this revised and updated second edition of resource for carers of the elderly, covers topics such as choosing suitable accommodation, safety and security, common illnesses, social and psychological problems, health services and legal and financial concerns. Includes an updated resource section providing information on local, state and federal government resources. The author is a social worker.
Robert Reid is Professor, University of Nebraska Lincoln.
- Part 1 Staying At Home And The Role Of The Carer: You The Carer
- Housing Options - Whose Home, Which Home?
- Safety In The Home
- Home Security
- Practical Help At Home. Part 2 A Home Away From Home: Choosing A Home Away
- From Home
- Independent Living Units
- Hostels And Special Accommodation Houses
- Nursing Homes. Part 3 Good Health And Available Health Services:
- Maintaining Good Health
- Diet, Exercise, Positive State Of Mind
- Managing Common Illness And Disabilities
- Health Services At Home And In The Community
- Social Contact And Recreation. Part 4 Financial Assistance, Pensions:
- Financial Management
- Legal Transfer Of Power
- Pensions And Benefits. Part 5 Appendices And Resources.