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Gerontology News

2 days ago
Concerns raised about ‘understanding of safety procedures’ after evidence at inquest into suicide of inmate at HMP Foston Hall A coroner has taken the unusual step of writing to a prison governor to warn that a prison officer who gave evidence at an inquest risked endangering the lives of curren[...]
GerontologyCriminal Justice
3 days ago
term healthcare and social work costs in supporting elderly people, especially those who are very sick and forced to “hang on”. Perhaps death is the cure to save the NHS ...
but it might offer the most dignified and elegant solution to reducing long via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
4 days ago
2.8 million people over 65 will need nursing and social care by 2025 – largely because of a significant rise in dementia-related disability, research findsThe NHS and social care system in the UK is facing a staggering increase in the cost of looking after elderly people within the next few years,[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment PolicyDisabilities
6 days ago
K Prime Minister, Theresa May, has rushed to defend the controversial social care plan contained in her party’s election manifesto. The Conservative party’s lead in the opinion polls was cut in half after the unveiling of its proposal to make elderly ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontology
6 days ago
I can refer people to mental health services and social care but they are overloaded and don’t provide much helpRecently a patient brought home to me how inadequate the help I can provide my elderly patients as a GP can be. Among more than 50 phone calls I fielded one day as one of the GPs dealing[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyMental Health
1 week ago
Lib Dem minister in David Cameron’s coalition says disparity in how councils use ‘deferred payment’ agreements could lead to a postcode lottery scenarioConservative plans for councils to recoup the care costs of elderly people from their estates after they die may flounder due to poor-performi[...]
Housing and PovertyHealth and CareGerontology
1 week ago
Minister unable to say before election who will lose fuel allowance, and struggles to explain cost of social care changes• General election 2017 - live updates
Older voters will have to wait until after the election to find out how much money they could lose as a result of Conservative manifest[...]
Health and CareGerontology
1 week ago
Institute for Fiscal Studies warns of less generous system, as Labour says ‘savage attack’ on pensioners could sway electionTheresa May’s flagship manifesto proposal to shake up the funding of social care for older people has come under fire from the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies an[...]
Health and CareGerontology
1 week ago
The Conservative party’s proposed solution to the crisis in adult social care is not only grossly unfair but also electorally suicidal, say readersThank you, Mrs May. I am sure my wife would have been delighted to be reassured that she can keep £100,000 of her own money after her death (PM gamble[...]
Children and ParentingEducationHealth and CareGerontologyDisabilities
1 week ago
disabled woman with an elderly mother broke down in tears live on radio, terrified Theresa May’s social care plan will leave her homeless when her mum dies. Anna, who lives in Putney in London, called into Nick Ferrari’s programme on LBC, asking ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGerontologyDisabilities
1 week ago
Even when conventional medicine can offer no more, a thoughtful deed can give patients something worth living forI hated my first job as a junior doctor on the medical wards. The district general hospital was busy and understaffed. I often felt out of my depth, trying to look after so many elderly a[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontology
1 week ago
Andrew Dilnot, who reviewed social care for coalition, expresses alarm at proposal that will mean elderly are ‘completely on their own’• General election 2017 – live updatesThe chair of the long-term care commission has attacked the Conservatives’ plan to make more elderly people pay for s[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontology
1 week ago
housands of elderly people will be left “helpless” under Conservative manifesto plans forcing them to pay for their own social care, said the author of a report into the issue under the last coalition government. Sir Andrew Dilnot recommended in 2011 ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontology
1 week ago
ealthy pensioners will lose up to £300 in winter fuel payments and more elderly people could be forced to pay to be looked after in their own homes under Theresa May's plans to tackle the social care funding crisis. Sir Andrew Dilnot, who reviewed the ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontology
1 week ago
Theresa May unveils ‘difficult but necessary’ measure to pay for elderly care and is expected to retain promise of limiting immigration to ‘tens of thousands’
More elderly people will have to pay for their own social care in the home and lose universal benefits under a new Conservative po[...]
HousingHealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGerontologyMinorities and Imm
1 week ago
ACE is a Medicare/Medicaid program that provides medical and social services to elderly individuals. Tabula Rasa is also looking for strategic acquisitions that would allow it to enter new markets, and it is continuing to develop new technologies and ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Former Greater Manchester police officer says lessons have not been learned and calls for change to law to allow senior officers to be prosecutedA former Greater Manchester police detective who resigned over the force’s handling of the Rochdale child sexual abuse scandal has claimed that offenders[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingGerontologyCriminal Justice
1 week ago
he budget also includes over $900,000 for cultural senior affairs and park programs. Also over $200,000 for economic development programs and over $150,000 for social service and community programs.
General Social WorkGerontology
1 week ago
hey’re just people and aging doesn’t have to be bad.” This was the first time Orono Commons has participated in the Legacy Storytellers program, says Director of Social Services Trudy Neal. She says she was impressed by the connection between the ...
General Social WorkEducationGerontology
2 weeks ago
Sir David Nicholson endorses Lib Dems’ manifesto pledge in letter to ObserverAn extra penny on income tax is needed for Britain’s “woefully underfunded” health and social care services, according to the former head of the NHS.Sir David Nicholson, who led NHS England for almost a decade, is a[...]
Children and ParentingEducationHealth and CareGerontologyMental HealthGovernment Policy
2 weeks ago
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General Social WorkGerontology
2 weeks ago
Patients left waiting for hours by ransomware attack while medics speak of struggle to provide vital healthcare
Thousands of patients across England and Scotland have been in limbo after an international cyber-attack hit the NHS, with many having operations cancelled at the last minute.Senior med[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
2 weeks ago
s Prom 2017 season raged on across the New Orleans metro area this spring, a unique dance took place East St. John High School. The Senior & Junior Social was a celebration event for special needs students, their school friends, families, and teachers ...
General Social WorkEducationGerontology
2 weeks ago
It’s time to challenge workplace stigma about mental health and to make it easier for those who need help to feel comfortable asking for itLooking after the wellbeing of employees benefits everyone – no matter your role, seniority, and whether you have a mental health problem, or not.Working wit[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyMental Health
2 weeks ago
The Home Office will have to police millions of EU citizens living and visiting the UK but will not receive extra penny to do so, says senior civil servants’ unionWhen the former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg accused Theresa May of treating European leaders in Brexit negotiations as though they[...]
GerontologyCriminal Justice
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Latest Blog

12 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[...]
 

More Blogs

24 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[...]
 
40 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff The population of Floridians over age 85 is expected to double by 2020, says Jim Akin, executive director of the NASW Florida Chapter. “Services to older adults continues to be a challenge,” Akin said. “The number of people living here are getting older and people m[...]
 
378 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[...]
 
381 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[...]
 
383 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 [...]