A Social Worker's Historical and Future Perspective on Residential Care

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Abstract

This chapter reviews a century or so of developments related to older people receiving care in settings other than their own homes, and presents a somewhat idiosyncratic view of current challenges and opportunities. Topics discussed include historical perspectives on nursing homes, assisted living, critiques of residential care for seniors, and social work and residential care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Social Work in Health and Aging
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199893218
ISBN (Print)0195173724, 9780195173727
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Assisted living
  • Elderly
  • Nursing homes
  • Residential care
  • Social work practice

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