Geriatric Social Work: A Guide to Social Work with Older Adults
What Is a Geriatric Social Worker?
Role of Social Workers in Elderly Care
How to Become a Geriatric Social Worker
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What Does a Geriatric Social Worker Do?
- Mental and emotional health, including past and present psychological conditions.
- Behavioral health challenges.
- Social, financial, familial, educational and occupational history and current situation.
- Medical and mental health treatment history.
- Current medications and adherence to treatment plans.
Counseling and Therapy
Crisis Management and Interventions
Resource Navigation and Benefits Application Guidance
Where Do Geriatric Social Workers Work?
Hospitals and Medical Centers
Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
Specialized Senior Assistance Programs
Nursing Homes and Residential Care Facilities
The Challenges and Rewards of Gerontological Social Work
When should a geriatric social worker be consulted?
Why are geriatric social workers needed?
How much do gerontology social workers make?
What type of social worker gets paid the most?
- Child, family and school social workers: $51,650
- Mental health and substance abuse social workers: $48,570