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作者 Mellor, M. Joanna
書名 Baby Boomers : Can My Eighties Be Like My Fifties?
出版項 New York : Springer Publishing Company, 2005
國際標準書號 9780826197566 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (208 pages)
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系列 Springer Series on Lifestyles and Issues in Aging
Springer Series on Lifestyles and Issues in Aging
附註 Intro -- Contents -- Contributors -- Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgment -- 1 Introduction: An Unsuspecting Future -- 2 Overview: Current Seniors, Baby Boomers, Minorities, and Health Disparities -- 3 A Baby Boomer's Perception of the Baby Boom Era -- 4 Income Security: Social Security, Work, Pensions, and Savings -- 5 Health Care Security: Medicare, Medicaid, Health Insurance, and Health Care Delivery -- 6 Long-Term Care: Who Will Care for Us? -- 7 End-of-Life-Care -- 8 Retirement, Lifestyles, and Roles: Leisure, Volunteering, and Work -- 9 Living Arrangements -- 10 Aging in Place: Shaping Communities for Tomorrow's Baby Boomers-Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs) -- 11 Health Care Professionals and Their Education -- 12 Community Collaboration and Advocacy -- 13 Can My Eighties Be Like My Fifties?: Conclusions and Recommendations -- Appendix -- Appendix I: Social Work Fellows Planning Committee -- Appendix II: Summit Presenters -- Appendix III: Workshop Leaders and Reporters -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
Is the United States prepared for the Baby Boomers to grow old? This book seeks to answer these questions. It also suggests strategies to make sure that the answer to these questions becomes YES. Much has been written about the Baby Boom generation but this is the first book to address current issues they face while simultaneously projecting ahead to challenges and benefits that are likely to characterize this next generation of older persons. It is based on keynote presentations by noted leaders in the field of aging, who discuss their expectations of their old age. Thus, it is both an introductory primer to aging today as well as a book that raises questions, suggests solutions, and indicates avenues of planning for the future. The book takes a close look at the state of readiness of health and social service providers for the large numbers of older persons in society's future. A careful look is taken at what is and what might be in the areas of income security, health security and health care, long-term care, and housing and living arrangements. The importance of this book lies in the fact that it addresses the lack of planning by both the Baby Boomers and services providers, and identifies steps to be taken, with particular emphasis given to needed changes in the education of health and social service professionals to prepare them for what lies ahead. ;. "The great value of this book is that it addresses policy concerns important to efforts of health professionals to meet the complex social-health care needs of growing numbers of older adults and their families.". --Barbara Berkman, DSW Columbia University, New York. "An illuminating, scholarly and timely work which provides policy makers, health and social service professionals, and the 'baby boomers' themselves with a remarkably readable book which informs, educates, and provides direction
for shaping policy and practice for this most important group. It is an essential basis for future study and an important source of current information about the baby boomer generation."--. Gary Rosenberg, PhD, Edith J. Baerwald Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. "So will the Boomers' 80's be like their 50's? Not really but their 80's will likely be different from the 80's of their predecessors. That's the take home message of this book. This notwithstanding, they will still need to do certain things that will increase the probability that they will have a better old age than previous generations: these involve expecting a good old age, knowing what they need to do to have one, availing themselves of the resources they will need, need and having the wherewithal to pay for it. The Boomers will live longer than their parents' generation, more will be single, they will have fewer children than previous generations, and they will be wealthier. Sooner or later, though, normal aging and some of the consequences of genetics and lifestyle will catch up with them. Thus, the lesson that geriatrics isn't just for older people needs to be learned now. What can they learn about their own aging and what arrangements will they make to have a better old age? For example, will they live in a place with "smart home technology" where any marked deviation in their routine activities of daily living can be noted and accessed via the Internet so their family, friends, and caregivers will know if they need assistance and get it to them before something more serious materializes. These types of questions are answered in this book. And in the first appendix, there is a very helpful guide to map one's future aging. Everyone should work this exercise. In conclusion, this book helps readers to realize that their 50's need to be
the time to intensify and sustain their efforts in the biopsychosocial, economic, and self-actualization/spiritual aspects of their lives so their 80's will be a time during which they will continue to grow, continue to contribute, and continue to find joy.". -- Robert E. Roush, EdD, MPH, Director, Texas Consortium Geriatrics Education Center, Huffington Center on Aging, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Mellor, M. Joanna Baby Boomers : Can My Eighties Be Like My Fifties? New York : Springer Publishing Company,c2005 9780826126153
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