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Gerontology News

2 days ago
Cross-party support for amendment looks likely to lead to defeat for the government, which favours a code of practiceTechnology firms could be subjected to tough new regulations to protect the privacy and mental health of children as a result of a cross-party campaign that is likely to inflict a def[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGerontology
2 days ago
hat huge sum could be spent on new buses, ferries, infrastructure repairs, senior social services, job training, education, and financial assistance. Quo fata ferunt. Fine words, but a Bermuda Government contingency plan for the economy is far better than ...
General Social WorkEducationGerontology
2 days ago
Group tells Theresa May health system has been failing patients and calls for public sector pay cap for NHS workers to be liftedNinety MPs including several senior Tories have urged Theresa May to launch a cross-party convention on the future of the NHS and social care in England.Sarah Wollaston, ch[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
3 days ago
founder of the recently established Forced Migration Research Network and a senior lecturer in Social Work and International Development at UNSW Sydney.
Dr Linda Bartolomei is the immediate past Director of the UNSW Centre for Refugee Research, a co via Live.com News 
General Social WorkGerontologyWomens Issues
5 days ago
Our community, our customers are our priority." The meal Tuesday was organized by Marisol Martinez, social services coordinator for the apartment building. She tries to put together holiday events for the residents each year, asking local companies for ...
General Social WorkGerontology
5 days ago
We do know that we, as a country, do tolerate higher levels of inequality. That's most evident in the fact that we underinvest, compared to other countries, in social services and overinvest, despite the lack of generosity of our insurance, in health care ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontology
6 days ago
Being a charity trustee involves significant legal liabilities. It’s almost as though the government actively wants to deter volunteers Be careful, be very careful. If that is the message charity trustees are now hearing, what does that imply for the sector’s willingness to innovate and take ris[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontology
1 week ago
I have shared tears of happiness and heartbreak, writes Neil Young, of his 30-year career in the care sectorAfter reading a barrage of negativity about the poor care of our elderly, I found myself reflecting on the real essence of care. During my 30-year career as a nurse and manager privately and i[...]
HealthEducationChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
1 week ago
GPS tracking tag programme that was launched in 2011 is not expected to come into use until 2019, MPs are toldFresh delays have hit the government’s scandal-hit programme for the electronic tagging of offenders, which mean the next-generation satellite tracking tags will not come into use until ea[...]
GerontologyCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Low- and middle-income countries have been forced to be innovative in finding low-cost and effective solutionsThe ageing crisis facing Britain, the US and other wealthier nations could be partly addressed by adopting initiatives being developed in poorer countries, experts say. Low- and middle-incom[...]
Housing and PovertyGerontology
1 week ago
I’m a community care solicitor and have to turn people away who can’t afford private legal advice to appeal decisions about their health and social care I am the head of a small team of community care lawyers funded by legal aid to assist some of the most vulnerable people in society and challen[...]
PovertyHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment PolicyDisabilities
1 week ago
With this assessment, we can understand the population more broadly—the needs of the population, both in terms of substance and geography, and then the adequacy and appropriateness of social services resources," said Matt Stiefel, senior director of ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontology
1 week ago
0 to allocate county social service, aging and alcohol/drug funding in specific amounts to various agencies for 2018. The social service funding totals $221,931, funding for special programs for the elderly amounts to $696,000 and funding for ...
Voted 3 via Live.com News 
General Social WorkGerontologyCriminal Justice
1 week ago
ueues form from 7am as desperate patients seek GP appointments That also sparked concerns from senior social work sources that serious health problems are being missed as a direct result of the GP crisis, amid allegations unqualified reception staff have ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontology
1 week ago
picture thinker who puts sex in social context. Scholars have been paying a lot more attention to sex among older people in the last decade, she said, but doctors typically ...
Philly.com via Live.com News 
General Social WorkGerontology
2 weeks ago
he organization works with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for outreach projects in schools, senior centers and the department of social services. “It’s going to be a great event, I would encourage people to sign up if they haven’t ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareGerontology
2 weeks ago
Services hit by massive bill may face closure without state aid, say campaignersSenior Tory MPs have joined calls for a government bailout of social care providers, after warnings that some will go bust as a result of a crisis over a £400m bill for back pay. Former cabinet ministers are among those[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontologyCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
Labor’s Philip Dalidakis supports Victorian bill because he believes in an individual’s right to make their own decision Labor MP Philip Dalidakis has told the Victorian parliament his religious views should not come before the beliefs of the community he represents, which he said overwhelmingly[...]
Gerontology
2 weeks ago
r. Yvonne McNulty, a senior lecturer in the School of Human Development and Social Services at Singapore University of Social Sciences, says that the proportion of expats on generous compensation packages is now less than 50% and rapidly declining.
General Social WorkEducationGerontology
2 weeks ago
Addressing challenges faced by women in the world of work is a key theme for a United Nations forum on leveraging the power of partnerships to drive the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
GerontologyWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
called “left behind” elderly in rural villages is particularly worrisome as these places lack healthcare infrastructure and social services, say the experts. In the case of Zhang, he receives a monthly pension of 600 yuan ...
But the situation of the so via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontology
3 weeks ago
eople in a community live better than those living without a supportive environment. There are other advantages, like reducing the need for social services due to the mutual help,” Solel says. “We’re a startup,” says Levenson, emphasizing the ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontology
3 weeks ago
ince the Santa Rosa fires and evacuation of Oakmont Senior Living on Fountaingrove Parkway in the early morning hours of Monday, October 9, the Department of Social Services has opened investigations into the evacuations of three of Oakmont Senior Living ...
General Social WorkGerontology
3 weeks ago
he program provides comprehensive medical and social services to Sedgwick County seniors and allows most participants to remain at home or with family rather go to a nursing home. Most participants are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. The letter cited ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
3 weeks ago
he rules are designed to try to make sure senior members of staff with important legal responsibilities such as finance and social services are not dismissed without good reason. Ultimately in this case, the men have not been convicted of anything and ...
General Social WorkGerontology
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Latest Blog

12 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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23 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[...]
 
23 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[...]
 
37 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[...]
 
49 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff In the past several decades, Barbara Silverstone, an NASW Social Work Pioneer® and leader in the field of aging, said she became increasingly alarmed by two trends: the diminution of the role of supervisor and the acceleration of de-professionalization in social services[...]
 
403 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[...]
 
406 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[...]