Growing old in America / Barbara Wexler.Material type: TextSeries: Gale virtual reference libraryInformation Plus reference series: Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, Cengage Learning, Copyright date: ©2016Edition: 2016 editionDescription: 1 online resource (viii, 196 pages) : illustrations, mapsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781573026635Subject(s): Older people -- United States -- Statistics | Older people -- Economic conditions | Older people -- Housing -- United States | Older people -- Medical care -- United States | Older people -- Mental health -- United States | Older people -- Political activity -- United States | Retirement -- United States | Older people -- Employment -- United States | Older people -- Education -- United States | Older people -- Crimes against -- United StatesDDC classification: 305.260973 LOC classification: HQ1064.U5 | W49 2016Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
chapter 1. Older Americans : a diverse and growing population -- chapter 2. The economics of growing old in the United States -- chapter 3. Living arrangements of the older population -- chapter 4. Working and retirement : new options for older adults -- chapter 5. Education, voting, and political behavior -- chapter 6. On the road : older adult drivers -- chapter 7. The health and medical problems of older adults -- chapter 8. Mental health and mental illness -- chapter 9. Caring for older adults : caregivers -- chapter 10. Health care use, expenditures, and financing -- chapter 11. Crime and abuse of older adults.
Explores the current condition of growing old in the United States. Includes the economic status of older people; Medicare and Medicaid; the living arrangements of older adults; working and retirement; and the education levels, voting trends, and political behavior of older Americans. Physical and mental health problems; drug and alcohol abuse; care for seniors; crime; and death and dying are also covered.