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On Our Own: Independent Living for Older Persons (Golden Age Books) Paperback – January, 1989

ISBN-13: 978-0879755027 ISBN-10: 0879755024

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Product Details

  • Series: Golden Age Books
  • Paperback: 159 pages
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (January 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879755024
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879755027
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,853,938 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Personal freedom is one of the cornerstones of American society, and while people may require more assistance as they grow older, "this by no means suggests that the greatest possible degree of personal independence should be denied to our elders." So says the author, a social service administrator, who explores in this eighth volume in the "Golden Age Books Perspectives on Aging" series the ways in which older people can continue to live successfully on their own. The book outlines services available, such as meal programs, alternative living arrangements, and medical plans, and touches on subjects crucial to meaningful independent living, including leisure activities and advocacy. Illustrated with case vignettes, this is an informative overview of an important subject.
- Karen McNally Bensing, The Benjamin Rose Inst., Cleveland
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". . . basic information, many insights, and, most important, compassion and encouragement with easily understood, practical information and clinical sensitivity . . . fills an important niche for the single elder . . ." Hospital and Community Psychiatry

"Good reading for nursing students in associate degree or licensed vocational programs. The book is written so that children of aging parents or older persons themselves will find it helpful reading and refer to it often." Gerontological Nursing

". . . chocked full of tips that are valuable for just about any reader."
American Journal of Health Promotion

"Practical advice and specific tips to enable seniors to sustain their cherished independence. The book provides the senior reader with a sense of the options and resources in support of independent living." Resources in Aging --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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