Most older people prefer to live independently, to stay in their own homes, but to do that the often need community support, even if they remain relatively healthy into very old age. In fact it must be a goal for any community to set up cost-effective systems to assist ageing people to continue living in their own homes and to put in place affordable, efficient and compassionate care. Ageing at Home is written for professionals and other interested people who care for the frail elderly who choose to remain at home. The book is easy to read and provides practical ideas for helping not only the ageing person but also those who are caring for that person. The wide range of authors who have contributed chapters include geriatricians, community-based professionals and academics. Their writing has grown out of their practical experience. They have provided prompt sheets, assessment tools and tables that deal with diverse topics.
If your job takes you into people's homes to offer them assistance or you are a professional or family carer, then this book is for you.