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date: 01 December 2022

Adults: Group Carelocked

Adults: Group Carelocked

  • Robin BonifasRobin BonifasSchool of Social Work College of Public Programs Arizona State University

Summary

This article presents information about group settings that provide residential long-term care for older adults, focusing on nursing homes and residential care/assisted living communities. It provides an overview of both settings and describes their scope of services, funding, and clientele. The section “Issues in Residential Long-Term Care” addresses issues of special relevance to social workers: dementia and other psychosocial care needs; quality of life and quality of care; access to and disparities in care; end-of-life care; family involvement; and abuse and neglect. The article ends with a section on the role of the social worker in residential long-term care.

Subjects

  • Aging and Older Adults
  • Disabilities
  • Mental and Behavioral Health
  • Populations and Practice Settings

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