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Baby boomers : can my eighties be like my fifties? /
M. Joanna Mellor and Helen Rehr.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York, NY : Springer, c2005.
description
xv, 190 p.
ISBN
0826126154 (soft cover)
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New York, NY : Springer, c2005.
isbn
0826126154 (soft cover)
abstract
"Based on a conference funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this book brings together baby boomers and health care professionals to explore baby boomers' perceptions of their future social-health care expectations and needs"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
5409858
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Long Description
Based on a conference funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this book brings together baby boomers and health care professionals to explore baby boomers? perceptions of their future social-health care expectations and needs.
Library of Congress Summary
"Based on a conference funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this book brings together baby boomers and health care professionals to explore baby boomers' perceptions of their future social-health care expectations and needs"--Provided by publisher.
Long Description
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.
Table of Contents
Contributorsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentp. xv
Introduction: An Unsuspecting Futurep. 1
Overview: Current Seniors, Baby Boomers, Minorities, and Health Disparitiesp. 8
A Baby Boomer's Perception of the Baby Boom Erap. 27
Income Security: Social Security, Work, Pensions, and Savingsp. 35
Health Care Security: Medicare, Medicaid, Health Insurance, and Health Care Deliveryp. 46
Long-Term Care: Who Will Care for Us?p. 60
End-of-Life-Carep. 74
Retirement, Lifestyles, and Roles: Leisure, Volunteering, and Workp. 84
Living Arrangementsp. 97
Aging in Place: Shaping Communities for Tomorrow's Baby, Boomers- Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs)p. 111
Health Care Professionals and Their Educationp. 123
Community Collaboration and Advocacyp. 145
Can My Eighties Be Like My Fifties?: Conclusions and Recommendationsp. 158
Appendixp. 173
Social Work Fellows Planning Committeep. 181
Summit Presentersp. 182
Workshop Leaders and Reportersp. 185
Indexp. 187
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