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Canadian school services and social work practice in the field of aging

Journal of Gerontological Social Work

Author: Neysmith, S. M.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1988


Like other industrialised countries, Canada's population is rapidly aging. This pattern is especially marked for those over 80. Legislation, policies, & programs that impact the social welfare of aging Canadians are examined, with particular attention to the role of social services & workers in the field of aging. Current policies, programs, & intervention strategies are critiqued, taking into account the particular historical, geographical, & population characteristics of Canada. Emphasis is placed on the political & economic forces that have shaped services to the elderly. The implication of emerging trends & issues for future directions in social work practice & education are elaborated.

Further Details

Pages: 41-60
Volume: 12
Issue: 1-2
Accession Number: 23.5.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 17/07/2013
Keywords: North Americaolderlegislation compliancepolicy compliance
Reads: 232