Series Foreword by Rosalynn Carter.- Foreword by Saul B. Cohen.- Themes of the Book.- Becoming a Resident in a Total Care Facility.- Residents as Immigrants.- Some Aspects of Organizational Craziness.- Two Months in the Nursing Home.- Planning Programs: Social Security and Head Start.- The Haves and the Have Nots.- The Need for a Presidential Commission: Some Caveats.- On the Uses of History.- Epilogue.- References.- About the Author.
Offers a critical review and analysis of elder care policies and practices in the United States
Provides first-person insights into the experience of living in a long-term nursing care facility
Humanizes issues surrounding elder care to ensure that individuals and their caregivers, both professional and family, are able to understand key concepts
Examines challenges the nation must confront with the impending surge in the demand for end-of-life care facilities