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Gerontology News

19 hours ago
even of the alleged victims were adults and the others were children as young as 2. Mary Parks, senior public information officer for Riverside County Social Services, told ABC News today that the main priority is for the minors to be taken care of by the ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGerontology
20 hours ago
Despite efforts to amend the law, the act isn’t going anywhere. Charities can avoid falling foul of the guidelines by following five simple rulesMuch has been made of the “chilling effect” of the Lobbying Act on charities and the attacks on campaigners’ freedom of speech by the government. T[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismGerontology
2 days ago
disabled children from the care of their parents, the most senior family court judge in England and Wales has warned. Sir James Munby says parents may “justifiably ...
Council social services bosses must think long and hard before trying to take severely via Live.com News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGerontologyDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
3 days ago
With one in five elderly Japanese predicted to have dementia by 2025, entire communities are working to improve the lives of older citizensIt took a round of golf to convince Masashi Tsuda that something was really wrong with his memory. Then in his mid-50s, the sales rep couldn’t remember the fou[...]
Health and CareGerontology
3 days ago
he change stemmed from a previous discussion concerning Parks and Recreation Director Jon Henke, who assists with the Lutheran Social Service Senior Nutrition program for about 45 minutes on four mornings each week. He receives a stipend for his work ...
General Social WorkGerontology
4 days ago
MPs call for urgent action over reported rise in illicit use of potent tranquilliserA growing number of children are using the anti-anxiety drug Xanax to “self-medicate” against mental health problems, prompting calls from senior Labour MPs for an investigation into the escalating use of the tra[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareGerontologyMental Health
5 days ago
As crisis hits hospitals across England, we want to hear from medical students about what’s happening where you areSenior doctors took the unprecedented move of writing to prime minister Theresa May about patients dying in hospital corridors during the winter crisis.Hospitals have been under inten[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareGerontology
6 days ago
Minority bondholders react angrily to deal conditions tabled by troubled firm’s biggest lender, H/2 Capital PartnersTalks over the future of loss-making Four Seasons Health Care, which looks after 17,000 elderly and vulnerable people, hit a fresh snag after minority bondholders claimed the company[...]
Health and CareGerontologyMinorities and Immigration
6 days ago
Husband of a patient and locum doctor share moving experiences of severe pressures on national health serviceSenior doctors have taken the unprecedented move of writing to Theresa May, warning that winter pressure mean some patients are dying prematurely. The Guardian asked for your experiences of h[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
6 days ago
Senior doctors have taken the unprecedented move of writing to Theresa May, warning that winter pressure mean some patients are dying prematurely. We want to hear about the situation where you arePatients are dying in hospital corridors this winter, senior doctors have warned in a written letter to [...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
1 week ago
ulnerable and elderly adults in Kirklees missed out on care they needed – because the council couldn’t provide it. Almost 100 hours worth of social care was never given during one week last year. Social care can be anything from assisting someone with ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontology
1 week ago
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) tribunal has suspended a social worker after she placed an elderly man “at significant risk of harm” by failing to properly assess his needs after his hospital discharge. The tribunal panel found “no ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontology
1 week ago
From transportation, to meals, to social services, to our Adult Day Health Center, the senior center and its dedicated staff and volunteers are a big part of what makes Peabody so special.” Also on tap for 2018 are several initiatives to bring more of ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontology
1 week ago
We must consider the money we need and how to care for our fellow citizens, says retired GP Peter EstcourtOh dear. Another article on how to save the NHS (How to save the NHS, according to those in the know, 6 January) that conveniently avoids the basic issues, which are money and how to care for ou[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment PolicyCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
North Midlands health services under severe and sustained pressure as patient waits 36 hours on trolley for treatmentThings got so bad at the Royal Stoke University hospital this week that a consultant issued a public apology for the “third world conditions due to overcrowding”.Dr Richard Fawcet[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
2 weeks ago
dvocates claim that the services Meals on Wheels chapters provide are multipotent: Home visitors bring not just food to frail seniors but also offer companionship and referrals to social services. The deliveries also encourage clients to perform ...
General Social WorkGerontology
2 weeks ago
Pressures on NHS have ‘escalated rapidly’ over festive period, with severe bed shortages, says society chief Nick ScrivenPressures on the NHS have “escalated rapidly” over the festive period, with hospitals experiencing significant bed shortages, a leading doctor has warned.Dr Nick Scriven, [...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
2 weeks ago
e earned his undergraduate degree while in the service, and got his master’s in social work from Boston University after his discharge. The Amesbury Council on Aging and Senior Community Center is now accredited by the National Council on Aging.
General Social WorkEducationGerontology
3 weeks ago
he coaches, who come from a variety of backgrounds, including fitness, social work and chaplaincy, help seniors set goals for the year which could be physical, social, intellectual or spiritual. These goals become the focus for the senior's medical team ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontology
4 weeks ago
In social services, you do a lot of work on the holidays, you want to make sure that the community knows that you're there and that you are providing these things. But I know our staff really appreciates what we're doing." For the paid Meals On Wheels ...
General Social WorkGerontology
4 weeks ago
he statute also stresses that anyone (physician, law officer, friend) suspecting neglect of an elderly person is required to report this belief to the community Department of Social Services; then the department will assign a social worker to investigate ...
General Social WorkGerontology
4 weeks ago
he groups involved include area agencies on aging, centers for independent living, community services boards, local departments of social services, hospitals, nursing homes and organizations providing home care, home repair, transportation, meals programs ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontology
4 weeks ago
Both my parents (William and Amada Fulcher) worked at the state hospital, and I imagined I'd have a career in social work," she said. "Taking care of people is just what we did in my family. We were people people." The career she found was working at the ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontology
4 weeks ago
Katie Perrior, who quit as Downing Street communications director in April, earned less than successor and predecessorMinisters are not serious about the gender pay gap, equality campaigners have said, after it emerged that the only female Downing Street communications director since 2010 was paid [...]
WomenGerontology
4 weeks ago
Uncertainty for 17,000 care home residents ended temporarily after troubled firm strikes debt holiday deal with private equity investorsA deal has been agreed to stave off the collapse of Four Seasons Health Care, which looks after 17,000 elderly and vulnerable people, after the company’s largest [...]
Health and CareGerontology
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Latest Blog

21 weeks ago
About three-quarters of social workers work with older adults in a wide variety of settings. Yet, only about one out of ten  of social workers specializes in aging. Social work practitioners and students can obtain training in aging through the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). GWEP[...]
 

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32 weeks ago
The revolution of digital technology has “changed the way social workers practice with, and on behalf of,  older adults and has enhanced the connection between older adults, caregivers, providers, and the community,” explains Dawn Hobdy, MSW, LICSW, Director of the NASW Office of Ethics and Pro[...]
 
32 weeks ago
The revolution of digital technology has “changed the way social workers practice with, and on behalf of,  older adults and has enhanced the connection between older adults, caregivers, providers, and the community,” explains Dawn Hobdy, MSW, LICSW, Director of the NASW Office of Ethics and Pro[...]
 
46 weeks ago
By Maren Dale, News contributor JaNeen Cross, DSW, MSW, MBA, is the 2016 senior policy fellow through the NASW HEALS (Health Care Education and Leadership Scholars) Policy Fellowship. Cross, an assistant clinical professor of social work from Widener University in Pennsylvania, relocated in August f[...]
 
411 weeks ago
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reports on state-level budget cuts:Cuts Affect Wide Range of ServicesStates began cutting their budgets last spring, as the recession brought sharply weakened revenues. The cuts have intensified as the economy has worsened. Even as the need for state-funded[...]
 
414 weeks ago
From Feeding America: they help supply food banks (warehouses stocked with food) which, in turn, deliver it to local soup kitchens (where you eat on site) or food pantries (where you can get bags of groceries to take home, if you have a home):
A landmark study released today from Feeding Americ[...]
 
416 weeks ago
Charming, as always:Although the government distributed billions of these food coupons, or food stamps, over the last half-century, only a small number have survived since they were replaced by a debit-card-like system. Now this coupon — and the master dye used to make the plate that created it [...]