Elderly Care: Current Issues and Challenges


Sean M. Eckstein (Editor)

Series: Geriatrics, Gerontology and Elderly Issues
BISAC: MED032000
DOI: 10.52305/POYG3102

Elderly Care: Current Issues and Challenges first presents an analysis of the ethical and societal issues related to the introduction of new patient and care/caregiver monitoring technologies.

A comprehensive review of assisted living technologies aimed at helping elderly people to perform activities of daily living is provided, and associated challenges identified through this review are discussed.
The authors go on to maintain how it is incumbent on the Lebanese government to find ways to invest in economic and social development targeted at providing accessible and high-quality services to its older population to ensure a respectful and independent life.

Socio-demographic changes, social and economic developments, health services and financing relative to the elderly population in Lebanon are discussed in further detail.

Additionally, this compilation investigates the impact of further training of care workers on the quality of care in nursing homes in Canada through a multiple regression analysis technique.

An overview of the aging populations in Hong Kong, Japan, and Germany is presented. The perceptions of nursing homes held by older and middle-aged adults and their expectations of what nursing homes will be like in the future are explored.

Following this, the effects of a non-drug pain management program for older adults in a nursing home environment are assessed.

A review of substance use and abuse coverage in Medicare home health is provided in conjunction with an exploratory study based on interviews of a sample of 26 home care social workers in the New York City metropolitan area.

In closing, the authors discuss the findings of two studies on home care aides in Maine and, from the perspective of the study participants, offer recommendations for improving job conditions.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Addressing Ethical Issues in the Design of Patient and Caregiver Monitoring Technology in Aged Care Settings
(Joan Cahill, Niall O Neill, Sean McLoughlin and Sean Wetherall, School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, and others)

Chapter 2. A Review of Assistive Technologies for Activities of Daily Living of Elderly
(Nirmalya Thakur and Chia Y. Han, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, US)

Chapter 3. Building a New Vision for Nursing Homes in Lebanon
(Marina Gharibian Adra, American University of Beirut, Hariri School of Nursing, Beirut, Lebanon)

Chapter 4. Elderly Homes and Elderly Care in Lebanon
(Ramzi Nasser and Jacqueline Doumit, Education Department, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE, and others)

Chapter 5. Care Workers and Quality of Care in Nursing Homes in Canada
(Zafar Mehdi and Ramzi Nasser, Department of Social Sciences, Dhofar Universty, Salalah, Oman, and others)

Chapter 6. International Perspectives Regarding Future Development in Nursing Homes: Hong Kong, Japan, and Germany
(Shuk Kwan Tang, Mimi M. Y. Tse, Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani and Andrea Budnick, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, and others)

Chapter 7. Older Adults Living in Nursing Homes: Can We Do Something to Enhance Their Happiness and Reduce Their Pain?
(Tse, Mimi, NG, Shamay, Bai, Xue, Lee, Paul, Lo, Raymond and Tang, Shuk Kwan, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, and others)

Chapter 8. Desperate Souls: Medicare Home Care Ignores Patient Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment
(William Cabin, Social Work Department, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US)

Chapter 9. “I Love What I Do” How to Support Home Care Aides in Doing the Work They Love
(Sandra S. Butler, School of Social Work, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, US)


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