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date: 01 October 2022

Adults: Group Carelocked

Adults: Group Carelocked

  • Sheryl ZimmermanSheryl ZimmermanUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


This entry 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. It ends with a section on the role of the social worker in residential long-term care.


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

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