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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging$
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Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001

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A Social Worker’s Historical and Future Perspective on Residential Care

A Social Worker’s Historical and Future Perspective on Residential Care

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(p.591) 52 A Social Worker’s Historical and Future Perspective on Residential Care
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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging
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Rosalie A. Kane

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0052

This chapter reviews a century or so of developments related to older people receiving care in settings other than their own homes, and presents a somewhat idiosyncratic view of current challenges and opportunities. Topics discussed include historical perspectives on nursing homes, assisted living, critiques of residential care for seniors, and social work and residential care.

Keywords:   social work practice, nursing homes, residential care, assisted living, aging, elderly

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