Cogent, concise, and up-to-date, this comprehensive and multidisciplinary one-volume encyclopedia written by experts from many fields covers all the major aspects of home health care for the elderly in America today. Patients, health care providers, and concerned family members, as well as students, teachers, practitioners, and policymakers in the fields of medicine, nursing, health care, social work, psychology and psychiatry, therapy and rehabilitation, sociology, public policy, and public administration will find this information important to their work in caring for the elderly. The clearly written articles discuss common problems, home care measures, trends, key issues, groups, and agencies. The entries point to sources for further reading. An appendix linking related topics, descriptions of 37 key organizations with addresses, a lengthy bibliography, and a full index make this basic reference easily accessible for broad audiences of readers.Romaine-Davis, Ada is the author of 'Encyclopedia of Home Care for the Elderly' with ISBN 9780313285325 and ISBN 0313285322.