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Assisted Living Settings

Sheryl Zimmerman, Jean Munn, and Terry Koenig

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0061
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Assisted living (AL) is a term applied to a wide array of residential facilities for older adults. In the broadest sense, AL includes all group residential programs not licensed as nursing homes, ... More


Assisted living programmes providing supportive care for dementia

Philip D. Sloane and Sheryl Zimmerman

in Supportive care for the person with dementia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199554133
eISBN:
9780191730269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The aim of assisted living programmes in the US is to provide a stable place of residence for older people who would otherwise be unable to live independently. The hope is that quality of life will ... More


A Social Worker’s Historical and Future Perspective on Residential Care

Rosalie A. Kane

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0052
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter reviews a century or so of developments related to older people receiving care in settings other than their own homes, and presents a somewhat idiosyncratic view of current challenges ... More


Spirituality and Aging in the San Francisco Japanese Community

Ronald Y. Nakasone

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Although Japanese and Japanese Americans believe in and rely on the efficacy of modern medical practices and pharmacology, their cultural traditions are important resources for health maintenance, ... More


Ethical Issues Associated with Hospice in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Communities

Jean Munn and Sheryl Zimmerman

in Hospice Ethics: Policy and Practice in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199944941
eISBN:
9780199333165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944941.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins by describing long-term care, specifically nursing homes and assisted living communities, in the United States. It then explains complex issues that affect ethical decision-making ... More


Settings and Contexts for Geriatric Practice

Nancy P. Kropf and Sherry M. Cummings

in Evidence-Based Treatment and Practice with Older Adults: Theory, Practice, and Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190214623
eISBN:
9780190682248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214623.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Chapter 2, “Settings and Contexts for Geriatric Practice,” provides a critical evaluation of the various environments in which mental health treatment of older adults occurs and of the practice ... More


Praxlabs: A Sustainable Framework for User-Centered Information and Communication Technology Development—Cultivating Research Experiences from Living Labs in the Home

Corinna Ogonowski, Timo Jakobi, Claudia Müller, and Jan Hess

in Socio-Informatics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198733249
eISBN:
9780191797736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733249.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, Computational Mathematics / Optimization

In this chapter, PRAXLABS is proposed as a framework for reflecting on and implementing elements of sustainable empirical research and user-centred design in living-lab studies. To explicate the ... More


The Move of the Quinze-Vingts and the Annuity from the Public Treasury

in The Blind in French Society from the Middle Ages to the Century of Louis Braille

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757683
eISBN:
9780804772389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757683.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the many changes encountered by the hospice of the Quinze-Vingts in the eighteenth century. One of these is the sale of the grounds of the Quinze-Vingts on December 31, 1779, ... More


Information and Communication Technology Design in a Complex Moral Universe: Ethnography-Based Development of a GPS Monitoring System for Persons Who Wander

Claudia Müller and Lin Wan

in Socio-Informatics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198733249
eISBN:
9780191797736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733249.003.0012
Subject:
Mathematics, Computational Mathematics / Optimization

Increasing life expectancy and reduced birth rates as results of the recent demographic changes are linked to drastic changes in age structures. Aging societies are facing enormous challenges that ... More


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