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The Not-So-Golden Years: Caregiving, the Frail Elderly, and the Long-Term Care Establishment Laura Katz Olson

The Not-So-Golden Years: Caregiving, the Frail Elderly, and the Long-Term Care Establishment

Laura Katz Olson

Published October 1st 2003
ISBN : 9780742528307
Hardcover
320 pages
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 About the Book 

Since the 1990s, the politics and policies of ageing and elder care have emerged as one of the more important issues both in the USA and worldwide. Because of population ageing and the lengthening of the age span itself, the prevalence of chronicMoreSince the 1990s, the politics and policies of ageing and elder care have emerged as one of the more important issues both in the USA and worldwide. Because of population ageing and the lengthening of the age span itself, the prevalence of chronic disabling diseases is increasing considerably, rendering more people dependent on others to meet their daily needs. in the US and its impact on individuals and public budgets. The book addresses the world of elder care from the vantage point of gender, race, ethnicity and social class. It systematically describes the experiences of family caregivers, the workers who comprise the caring labour force and the frail elderly themselves, showing how each of these vulnerable players, mostly women, are affected by long-term care policies and practices.