• Life Transitions

    Posted on September 25th, 2011

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    Life Transitions: Few and far between or constant?

    Life Transitions: Few and far between or constant?

    Change is not always bad. Sometimes something so great happens we feel so much excitement and energy. When change is harder, or unwelcomed, we tend to have a different way of responding. We might respond with anger, fear, sadness, anxiety or nervousness, feelings of numbness, or any other not-so-good feelings.

  • Life Transitions

    Posted on March 10th, 2009

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    Experience the Transition to a Retirement Community

    Experience the Transition to a Retirement Community

    The transition to a retirement community, like an assisted living or possibly a nursing home, is a challenge that so many families and individuals face. Families may come to the decision that a move is the best option for many reasons. Coming to that decision can be one of the most difficult pieces. Another difficult […]

  • Supporting Clients

    Posted on January 18th, 2009

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    Will all the real nursing home social workers please stand up?

    Will all the real nursing home social workers please stand up?

    As a social worker who works with the aging population, I can say with confidence nursing homes are frequently on the tongues of my clients. Nursing homes are never a place someone wants to be, but nonetheless, it is a place many older adults find themselves during the last years of their long lives. There […]

  • Supporting Clients

    Posted on December 22nd, 2008

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    The Definition of Geriatric Social Work

    The Definition of Geriatric Social Work

    What is Geriatric Social Work? Not only is it important to understand what it is but where it is and how it is needed. Although what each Geriatric Social Worker does is very unique, there is one unifying factor. Each Geriatric Social Worker’s focus is on the bio-psychosocial well being of the older adult. This […]

  • Caregiver Focused

    Posted on December 20th, 2008

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    Medicare Nursing Home Five Star Ranking System

    Medicare Nursing Home Five Star Ranking System

    This week, Medicare released a quick and easy method to compare nursing homes on the web. Medicare has always had a compare nursing home aspect of their website, now it is integrated that old system with a 5 star ranking. Although reports have always been available to the public about nursing home violations and care […]

  • Supporting Clients

    Posted on December 14th, 2008

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    Hoarding, is it a Mental Health Isssue? If so, now what???

    Hoarding, is it a Mental Health Isssue? If so, now what???

    The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has a very great blog post regarding hoarding. I found it so very interesting, as hoarding is a very prevalent issue social workers face with working with the aging population. The NASW posting asked the audience a couple of questions. Is hoarding just a quirk? How have you […]

  • Life Transitions

    Posted on November 24th, 2008

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    Comments: “Centenarians ‘Grossly’ Underdiagnosed..”

    Comments: “Centenarians ‘Grossly’ Underdiagnosed..”

    THE ARTICLE: ScienceDaily (Nov. 24, 2008)  For many of the elderly, the golden years are anything but. Faced with health problems, financial issues and the death of a spouse or loved one, many adults 65 years and older suffer from depression. While research is emerging to help this group understand and treat the problem, another […]

  • Supporting Clients

    Posted on November 16th, 2008

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    The Work To Be Done Before Work is Done

    The Work To Be Done Before Work is Done

    When thinking of an issue to log about, I searched for a topic that I hear frequently discussed by some of the young professionals I chat with. Many of the social workers within this network, work inside the homes of older adults. The main purpose of their work is often clinically common; to increase the […]

  • Supporting Clients

    Posted on November 8th, 2008

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    The Older Adult Client

    The Older Adult Client

    Who is the older adult client? This is a concept I easily misunderstood. A couple of years ago, I would have answered; “The older adult client is the individual identified as the person usually 60 + in age whom requires assistance with issues associated with aging.” Now, I know the older adult client is not […]

  • Supporting Clients

    Posted on July 6th, 2008

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    Using the Internet to find the RIGHT resource for your geriatric client

    As a social worker you may have spent many hours online looking for the right resource for your client. It can be frustrating and difficult to find exactly what you are looking for. But there are a few great sites out there for some specific and common needs of older adults. I am always on […]

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