Gerontological Social Work in Small Towns and Rural Communities by Lenard W. Kaye
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Gerontological Social Work in Small Towns and Rural Communities
By Lenard W. Kaye

Gerontological Social Work in Small Towns and Rural Communities

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Gerontological Social Work in Small Towns and Rural Communities by Lenard W. Kaye

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Learn the skills you need to work with geriatric populations in rural areas! Gerontological Social Work in Rural Towns and Communities provides a range of intervention and community skills aimed precisely at the needs of rural elders. This book fills a gap in the literature by focusing on the specific practice concerns for social workers assisting older adults in rural areas, including the aging experience, social worker skills, professional functions, working with special populations, and health and long-term care concerns. This valuable resource will benefit social workers, gerontologists, allied health professionals in rural areas, health and human services administrators and managers. Gerontological Social Work in Rural Towns and Communities explores the challenges social workers need to overcome when working with the elder community in rural areas. This book's significance to social workers will only increase as more adults choose to live and grow old away from the cities. Experts in the field suggest strategies to overcome barriers in planning and providing services such as: * a longer distance for the elderly to travel to use social service centers * a narrower range of available services in the local area * increased poverty levels for the elderly * a stronger dependency by elderly on family rather than public assistance This book is divided into five sections: * Rurality and Aging--introduces the concept of rurality and examines the demographics of aging from a rural perspective * Practice Dimensions of Social Work with Rural Elders--includes clinical practice models, intervention and advocacy techniques, program planning, and marketing approaches * Special Populations--gives attention to four special population groups: indigenous elders, African-American older adults, elderly Latinos, and disabled elders * Special Issues Pertaining to Rural Elders--covers five essential issues for rural gerontological social workers: health promotion, older workers and retirement preparation, aging in place, specialized housing, and ethical practice * Training and Policy Recommendations--future training and education recommendations for social workers are explored, as well as service capacity building, the aging network, and the future of long-term care While a variety of theoretical perspectives are explored in Gerontological Social Work in Rural Towns and Communities, the book's empowerment orientation and strengths-based approach will enhance your abilities to improve quality of life for elderly individuals in rural communities. Each chapter contains a comprehensive review of the literature on the subject it addresses, and several chapters include tables and graphs to further establish their revealing empirical findings. An appendix provides additional sources to turn to for more information.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780789016935
ISBN-10: 0789016931
Format: Paperback
(212mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Haworth Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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