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Title Summary Date ID Author(s)
Agri-Tourism May 1, 2009 310-003
Choosing Community-Based Services for Older Adults and Their Families

The community-based services provided through formal networks are designed to help older adults and their families to remain living in their community, retaining as much independence and quality of life as possible.

May 1, 2009 350-252
Cutting Costs

In our society we have become accustomed to being extravagant with resources. These resources cost money. If a family wishes to cut expenses, there are usually many ways in which to do this.

May 1, 2009 354-155
Families First-Keys to Successful Family Functioning: Affective Involvement

Healthy families are able to maintain a consistent level of involvement with one another, yet at the same time, not become too involved in each other’s lives. Therefore, the focus is on how much, and in what ways, family members show their interest and investment in each other.

May 1, 2009 350-095
Families First-Keys to Successful Family Functioning: Affective Responsiveness

The ways in which family members emotionally respond to each other reveals a lot about the quality of their relationships.

May 1, 2009 350-094
Families First-Keys to Successful Family Functioning: An Introduction May 1, 2009 350-090
Families First-Keys to Successful Family Functioning: Behavior Control

Family patterns of behavior are often handed down from one generation to the next. For example, have you ever caught yourself saying or doing something your parents did and wondered why you were doing it?

May 1, 2009 350-096
Families First-Keys to Successful Family Functioning: Communication

Effective communication is an important characteristic of strong, healthy families. Research identifies communication as an essential building block of strong marital, parent-child, and sibling relationships.

May 1, 2009 350-092
Families First-Keys to Successful Family Functioning: Family Roles

Roles play an extremely important part in healthy family functioning. Most researchers agree that the establishment of clear roles within a family is directly connected to a family’s ability to deal with day-to-day life, unforeseen crises, and the
normal changes that occur in families over time.

May 1, 2009 350-093
Families First-Keys to Successful Family Functioning: Problem Solving

Problem-solving is the family’s ability to resolve problems on a level that maintains effective family functioning.

May 1, 2009 350-091
Families Taking Charge: Taking Inventory May 1, 2009 354-099
Families Taking Charge: Talking With Creditors May 1, 2009 354-102
Families Taking Charge: What's Next? May 1, 2009 354-106
Household Water Quality: Household Water Testing

Concerns about personal and family health may lead you to question the safety of the water used in your household.

May 1, 2009 356-485
Household Water Quality: Water Quality Problems - Causes and Treatments

Many areas have water containing impurities from natural or artificial sources. These impurities may cause health problems, damage equipment or plumbing, or make the water undesirable due to taste, odor, appearance or staining.

May 1, 2009 356-482
Interpreting Your Water Test Report May 1, 2009 356-489
Living Options For Adults Needing Assistance

This publication describes some possibilities for living options where older adults may receive assistance: continuing-care retirement communities, assisted housing, nursing homes, ECHO housing, board-and-care homes, congregate housing, and foster care.

May 1, 2009 350-254
Long-distance Care-Giving: Five Steps to Providing Effective Care May 1, 2009 350-231
Questions to Ask When Purchasing Water Treatment Equipment

Until recently, the point‑of‑use water treatment industry focused on improving the aesthetic quality of drinking water. The industry has lately been thrust into the forefront of treatment of contaminated drinking waters that pose a serious health hazard. The response has been a plethora of companies and products promising to render the consumer’s drinking water safe and contaminant free.

May 1, 2009 356-480
Substitute Decisions By and For Older Adults and Their Families

This publication provides information about basic concepts and approaches used in making decisions on behalf of others or planning for ones own future needs.

May 1, 2009 350-253
Taking Care of the Caregiver: Strategies for Reducing Stress

Caregivers that place their own physical and emotional needs after their care responsibilities often find themselves feeling frustrated, angry, depressed, or physically ill.

May 1, 2009 350-230