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Independent living : a viable option for long-term care
Batavia, Andrew I.
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Clearwater, Fla. : ABI Professional Pub., [2003]

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xix, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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HV1454.2.U6 B37 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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In Independent Living, the author provides readers with a thorough understanding of independent living as a viable option in selecting long-term care. Designed for policy-makers, medical professionals, and knowledgeable consumers, the work offers personal insight into the problems that may be encountered, as well as public policy, legal, and cost considerations in evaluating the option. It also presents a thorough review of all present long-term care options, identifying the advantages and disadvantages of independent living, and laying out the criteria for when it is the appropriate option.

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Options in long-term care are of vital interest not only to an aging population but also to thousands of disabled young and working-age people. Batavia, author of numerous publications dealing with issues of disability policy, is also founder and editor of the Journal of Disability Policy Studies. He has also served as a governmental adviser on disability services and policy. Analyzing the three available models of care (informal support, professional support, and independent living), the author describes the history, philosophy, and assessment issues (the advantages and disadvantages) related to each model. He then reviews financial, personnel, quality assurance, and other aspects of implementation. Batavia maintains that the independent-living model has not been adequately popularized and reviews a few existing programs. Three appendixes cover legal matters, decisional capacity, and Internet resources. Though much additional information on this subject can be found through the National Library of Medicine's Medlineplus (www.medlineplus. gov), publications are ephemeral and scattered. Aimed at educated consumers, medical professionals, and policymakers, this volume is recommended for consumer health and specialized collections.-Margaret K. Norden, Marymount Univ. Lib., Arlington, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.