Social work with older adults
Social workers work with older people in acute hospital or rehabilitation services, how we social workers working with older people see our role, looking at the. Many older individuals face tough decisions in a complex and commercial care market and deserve social worker support. Older people aren't just one homogeneous group with the same needs; they are just as diverse as any other age range. The “Person-in-Environment” paradigm—a traditional definition of social work—is particularly applicable to clinical practice with older adults because it recognizes the inter-relatedness of bio/psycho/social needs. Further constraints are imposed by the workplace. Meeting the needs and leveraging the contributions of an increasingly diverse older population presents both challenges and opportunities to social workers and other service providers. Find tools, information, and resources to enhance social workers’ capacity to support both older adults and family caregivers. Dec 12, · Social Work with Older Adults (Advancing Core Competencies) - Kindle edition by Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Social Work with Older Adults (Advancing Core Competencies)/5(25).