The Fifth Edition of this popular text continues to present - in a clear, concise manner - essential information on nursing care of the elderly. This edition offers updated content and an emphasis on holistic approaches to care. A 'Point to Ponder' feature has been added, challenging students to examine how their own views and experiences influence their caregiving attitudes. Increased information on alternative and complementary therapies has been added. This book helps students to deal with the challenges of providing services to the elderly in a variety of service settings, from hospitals to long-term care facilities. Other features include: a vivid two-color design; chapter outlines and learning objectives; key concepts and critical thinking exercises; and, refined artwork that illustrates key concepts. This is a Brandon-Hill recommended title.