This acclaimed text promotes healthy aging by demonstrating how
health practitioners, program developers, and policymakers can
prevent or manage disease and make large-scale improvements toward
health and wellness in the older adult population. The eighth
edition encompasses major new research that substantially updates
previous recommendations. It provides important new content on
Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and the ACA; clinical
preventive services; global aging; sexual health; saving for
retirement; long-term care alternatives; and much more.Accessible
and comprehensive, this text is supported by abundant tables,
figures, and illustrations. It describes practical
strategies-including model community and government
initiatives-that have proven markedly successful, as well as
health-promotion tools, resource lists, assessment tools, and
checklists. New trends such as green burials, LGBT aging, yoga, and
dancing exercise regimens are also covered. Additionally, each
chapter features key terms, learning objectives, summary, and
thought-provoking questions. An improved instructor package
includes upgraded PowerPoints, a new test bank, sample syllabi,
chapter summaries, discussion questions, chapter exams, and more.
Purchase includes access to the ebook for use on most mobile
devices or computers. New to the Eighth Edition: Updated research
findings, demographics, figures, and statistics regarding
health/social/medical trends/exercise/weight management New content
on global aging, sexual health, and substance abuse New information
on medical screening recommendations, cancer treatments,
complementary and alternative medicine, and more New findings
regarding mental health and older adults Significant updates to
Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and the ACA Expanded section
on global health and older adults Upgraded instructor support
package Key Features: Provides an interdisciplinary view of how
practitioners, program developers, and policymakers can improve
health and wellness in older adults Describes successful community
and government model programs and initiatives Delivers
health-promoting tools, resource lists, checklists, and assessment
tools Offers key terms, learning objectives, critical-thinking
questions and reflection boxes Includes a robust instructor package
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