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Alone and invisible no more : how grassroots community action and 21st century technologies can empower elders to stay in their homes and lead healthier, happier lives, Allan S. Teel

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Alone and invisible no more : how grassroots community action and 21st century technologies can empower elders to stay in their homes and lead healthier, happier lives
Title
Alone and invisible no more
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how grassroots community action and 21st century technologies can empower elders to stay in their homes and lead healthier, happier lives
Statement of responsibility
Allan S. Teel
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Language
eng
Summary
"Within the next two decades, tens of millions of Americans will reach the age where they will need either significant support to stay in their own homes or a cost-effective residential alternative. The current state of elder care in America is appalling, expensive, and unsustainable. It underserves the majority of elderly Americans and bankrupts all but the richest few while virtually ignoring this population's complex physical and mental needs. At a time when we should be celebrating the achievements and wisdom of the oldest citizens, we instead find ways to overmedicate and isolate them in dehumanizing nursing-home facilities. And space for more residents within this system is running out. There must be a better way! In Alone and Invisible No More, physician Dr. Allan S. Teel, MD, describes a philosophy and a course of action that have turned aging in place into a viable alternative for dozens of elderly residents in Damariscotta, Maine. Teel lays out a course of action to expand his approach to the millions of Americans approaching retirement age and how these techniques can be used to avert the financial and personal disaster approaching nationwide. He discusses the resources--both technological and professional--needed to guide this transition and the community support that will be critical to its success. Taking this "Maine Approach" to the rest of the country could create a climate where Americans welcome rather than fear the approach of their golden years"--Provided by publisher
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DNLM/DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA564.8
LC item number
.T44 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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Alone and invisible no more : how grassroots community action and 21st century technologies can empower elders to stay in their homes and lead healthier, happier lives, Allan S. Teel
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Alone and invisible no more : how grassroots community action and 21st century technologies can empower elders to stay in their homes and lead healthier, happier lives, Allan S. Teel
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Gram Teel -- The gray tsunami -- A brief history of residential care in America -- The Lincoln home -- Cove's Edge -- Forgive me, Elsie -- A better way, we thought -- Government regulation beyond reason -- The state of Maine vs. common sense -- Breakthrough: the roots of the Main approach -- How the Maine approach was born: the pilot project -- The Maine approach menu -- Connecting elders to each other and to caregivers through technology -- The Maine approach in action -- Early successes and tough lessons -- The dignity of risk -- Are we there yet? Not by a mile -- Alone and invisible too: the next generation -- Rolling it out nationally, reaping additional rewards -- Closing thoughts
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ocn723035022
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23 cm.
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Extent
xvi, 196 p.
Isbn
9781603583794
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(pbk.)
Lccn
2011019492
Note
BIR : 2012-12-13
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  • (OCoLC)723035022
  • (Sirsi)i9781603583794

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