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Aging in place: the role of geriatric social work

Families in Society

Author: Ivry, J.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1995


Discusses the role of social work in creating supportive housing environments for the elderly as they age in place, ie, the phenomenon of elderly persons remaining in their communities despite increasing frailty. Social workers can encourage aged residents to accept & receive services that will enable them to live independently despite diminishing capacities. In addition, they can collaborate with housing managers to create responsive housing environments for their elderly tenants.

Further Details

Pages: 76-85
Volume: 76
Issue: 2
Accession Number: 8.5.03
Keywords: older, housing improvement
Reads: 304