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The aging network; programs and services, 6th ed.


The aging network; programs and services, 6th ed.

Gelfand, Donald E.

Springer Publishing Co.


265 pages




Updated to account for significant changes in regulations and other developments, this book by Gelfland (emeritus, Wayne State U.) provides a broad overview of public and private programs and services for older people in the United States. He begins with an introduction to the characteristics of the older population in the US and an examination of federal legislation authorizing programs and services for the aged, in particular the Older Americans Act. He next looks at the topic of income maintenance and health insurance, examining private pension plans and public programs such as Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare, and Medicaid. Programs in the areas of information and assistance, health and mental health, transportation, crime and legal assistance, employment and education, and nutrition are then covered. The final chapters introduce services in the areas of multipurpose senior centers, housing, in-home services, adult day care, and long-term care residences.

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