ERIC Number: ED333266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Tools for Living...A Guide for Aging Arkansans.
Parette, Howard P., Jr.; And Others
This guide was designed for elderly individuals in Arkansas and for professionals working with these persons. It provides information about obtaining and using tools for living. The guide shows persons ways to work with agencies and organizations to see that tools needed by individuals are provided. It is intended to be an introduction to the process of getting needed tools for living into the hands of persons who need them. Tools for living are defined and several rights of individuals are identified, including the right to information, advocacy, independence, due process, and the rights to disagree with professionals and to have feelings. Service factors are discussed and how to select a tool that is best for a particular individual is explained. Funding sources are identified and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of agencies and organizations that can help are given. A section on advocacy defines advocacy and lists several advocacy contacts within the state of Arkansas. A checklist of questions to ask about tools for living concludes the guide. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Human Services, Little Rock. Div. of Aging and Adult Services.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Little Rock. University-Affiliated Program.