Aging Policy & News

National Report Addresses Nursing Home Quality & Promotes Value of Social Work

Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW

Apr 22, 2022

In early April the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) released a report entitled The National Imperative to Improve Nursing Home Quality: Honoring Our Commitment to Residents, Families, and Staff. The report, to which NASW Social Work Pioneer® and Wisconsin Chapter member Colleen Galambos contributed, includes several recommendations supportive of social work. Read this NASW blog to learn more.

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Federal Grants Available to Promote Elder Justice

Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW

Apr 01, 2022

The federal government is soliciting proposals to fund various programs that prevent and address elder abuse. Social workers are currently involved in similar grant-funded programs and play critical roles in elder justice. This NASW blog provides a summary of each funding opportunity.

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NASW Seeks Members to Revise Standards for Palliative & End-of-Life Care

NASW

Jan 31, 2022

NASW is establishing a task force that will revise the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Palliative & End-of-Life Care, last published in 2004. Read this Practice Alert to learn more and submit your résumé for consideration by February 28, 2022.

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Elder Justice Work Continues

Social Work Advocates

Mar 01, 2021

As part of its fourth year work, the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) is continuing free access to “Reframing the Conversation on Elder Abuse,” a digital tool developed in partnership with the FrameWorks Institute. 

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Jewish Federations of North America Receives Five-Year Grant

Social Work Advocates

Mar 01, 2021

The Jewish Federations of North America has received a new five-year grant from the Administration for Community Living to continue its work in fostering person-oriented, trauma-informed (PCTI) service delivery.

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Q&A with co-author of “Foundations of Social Work Practice in the Field of Aging”

Social Work Advocates

Mar 01, 2021

Colleen Galambos, PhD, professor and Helen Bader Endowed chair in Applied Gerontology at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, answers questions about the NASW Press book, Foundations of Social Work Practice in the Field of Aging: A Competency-Based Approach, 2nd Edition.

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