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Alone and Invisible No More: How Grassroots Community Action and 21st Century Technologies Can Empower Elders to Stay in Their Homes and Lead Healthier, Happier Lives
In Alone and Invisible No More, physician Allan S. Teel, MD, describes how to overhaul our eldercare system. Based on his own efforts to create humane, affordable alternatives in Maine, Teel's program harnesses both staff and volunteers to help people remain in their homes and communities. It offers assistance with everyday challenges, uses technology to keep older people ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published July 13th 2011 by Chelsea Green Publishing Company
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This is a somewhat interesting proposal to help keep seniors in their homes and out of nursing homes. The plan uses digital video cameras and video monitoring to keep track of folks living alone as well as services that are already in place such as Meals on Wheels. The plan also uses volunteers to visit seniors either in person or on video phones. The problem is once the senior falls or has a stroke, most hospitals will not release them into their own care and once they go to a nursing home they ...more
Sep 12, 2014 Jean Potuchek rated it liked it
Dr. Teel's view of how elders can live and be productive and happy throughout their lives is both interesting and provocative. His insights are important. I sometimes found the book's repetition and its "sales pitch" a bit tiresome, but this is definitely a book worth reading.