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Gerontological Social Work Practice With Families
A Guide to Practice Issues and Service Delivery

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ISBN 9780866565998
Published April 24, 1987 by Routledge
184 Pages

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Book Description

Leading authorities examine the family relationships of older people and how they are important in the context of social work practice with the elderly in this comprehensive volume. They provide in-depth coverage of the role of the social worker as a caregiver in both institutional and noninstitutional settings, and focus on the caregiving functions offered in different types of service organizations and networks. Timely information is presented on meeting the needs of functionally dependent older people, older people who are giving care to disabled household members, and the chronically ill, including Alzheimer’s patients.

Table of Contents

Contents Social Work Practice With Family Systems in Admission to Homes for the Aged

  • Adult Children and Their Parents: Irredeemable Obligation and Irreplaceable Loss
  • Older Adult Caregivers of Developmentally Disabled Household Members: Service Needs and Fulfillment
  • Intervention With Families of the Elderly Chronically Ill: An Alternative Approach
  • The Family and Dependency: Factors Associated With Institutional Decision-Making
  • The Capacity to Care: A Family-Focused Approach to Social Work Practice With the Disabled Elderly
  • Burden, Copying, and Health Status: A Comparison of Family Caregivers to Community Dwelling and Institutionalized Alzheimer’s Patients
  • Factors Associated With the Configuration of the Helping Networks of Noninstitutionalized Elders
  • Racial Differences in Family Burden: Clinical Implications for Social Work
  • Groups With Families of Elderly Long Term Care Residents: Building Social Support Networks
  • Assessing Caregiver Information Needs: A Brief Questionnaire

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