It Shouldn't Be This Way: The Failure of Long-Term Care

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Mai 2005



The failure of long-term care is the countryas best-kept embarrassing secret. Almost every adult in the United States will either enter a nursing home or have to deal with a parent or other relative who does. Studies show that 40 percent of all adults who live to age sixty-five will enter a nursing home before they die, while even more will use another form of long-term care.


Robert L. Kane, M.D., holds an endowed chair in long-term care and aging at the Minnesota School of Public Health. The author or editor of more than twenty-five books and three hundred journal articles, he has analyzed long-term systems both in this country and abroad. Joan C. West, an educator for over thirty years, has been an elementary school classroom teacher, mentor, staff developer, and workshop leader. She is currently an adjunct professor at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue, New York, where she supervises student teachers in their field placement. She was the principal caregiver for her mother during the episode described in this book.

EAN: 9780826514882
ISBN: 082651488X
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2005
Seitenanzahl: 200 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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