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Connecting with Socially Isolated Seniors: A Service Provider's Guide [Paperback]

Patricia Osage

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May 15 2012 193252973X 978-1932529739 First
This full-color book looks at the problem of social isolation in elders who live in the community and offers advice on identifying and helping to alleviate its symptoms and causes in order to improve elders' health and well-being. The book is organized around ten risk factors of social isolation that were identified through focus goups and surveys conducted by Satellite Housing with a large pool of senior caregivers, service coordinators, and older adults living in idependent elder housing communities. Supported by anecdotal examples, statistics, and dignostic information where appropriate, this resource offers senior care providers concrete suggestions for addressing each risk factor. Readers are encourages to adopt sympathetic and inclusive attitudes toward sexual orientation, gender, and diverse cultural backgrounds. Includes a handy checklist for assessing individuals at risk for social isolation.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: HEALTH PROFESSIONS PRESS; First edition (May 15 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193252973X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932529739
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 17.9 x 0.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,016,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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