Encyclopedia of Home Care for the Elderly (Hardback)
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Encyclopedia of Home Care for the Elderly (Hardback)

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Hardback 456 Pages / Published: 10/04/1995
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Cogent, concise, and up-to-date, this comprehensive and multidisciplinary one-volume encyclopedia written by experts from many fields covers all the major aspects of home health care for the elderly in America today. Patients, health care providers, and concerned family members, as well as students, teachers, practitioners, and policymakers in the fields of medicine, nursing, health care, social work, psychology and psychiatry, therapy and rehabilitation, sociology, public policy, and public administration will find this information important to their work in caring for the elderly. The clearly written articles discuss common problems, home care measures, trends, key issues, groups, and agencies. The entries point to sources for further reading. An appendix linking related topics, descriptions of 37 key organizations with addresses, a lengthy bibliography, and a full index make this basic reference easily accessible for broad audiences of readers.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313285325
Number of pages: 456
Weight: 834 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
Edition: Annotated edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Designed to help consumers and providers understand the complexity of home health care, this encyclopedia describes trends, issues, and facts in 88 substantial, signed articles arranged alphabetically by entries. Suitable for undergraduate, graduate, and professional collections where home health care is a social, practical, or policy concern. There is no comparable encyclopedia." - Choice
"This comprehensive compendium will serve as a good resource for practitioners in the field of medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and social work. Healthcare providers, family members, and faculty and students in the field of gerontology will also find it useful." - Library Journal
"This work focuses on trends, issues, and facts relating to one of the fastest-growing sectors of the health-care field, home health care. This work will be of greatest interest to health-care and social work professionals and students as well as policy makers in the home care field. Intended to provide a broad spectrum of information about an important issue in our aging society." - Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"The book contains a useful appendix listing descriptions of public and private organizations related to home care. . . . [M]ost of the entries are well writen and interesting." - ARBA

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