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Service coordinators in senior housing: an exploration of an emerging role in long-term care

Journal of Case Management

Author: Holland, J. M., Ganz, L. J., Higgins, P. T., Antonelli, K. I.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1995

Abstract:

The evolving role of service coordinators in federally subsidized senior housing offers a new opportunity to enhance service delivery to older adults who are aging in place. Senior housing occupies an unrecognized but important niche in the long-term care continuum. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has acknowledged the need for housing-based social services by developing and funding service coordinator positions. Efforts by visionary agencies have demonstrated that an on-site social service professional improves access to needed supportive services and assists housing staff to understand age-related issues. Although the need and efficacy of housing-based services have been substantiated, the day-to-day practice has not been widely examined. This article offers a description of the unique dynamics of providing social services in a housing setting, based on the experiences of service coordinators in the San Francisco Bay area.

Further Details

Pages: 108-11
Volume: 4
Issue: 3
Accession Number: 8.5.03
Keywords: North America, older, housing improvement
Reads: 208
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