Aging Policy & News

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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NASW Advocates for Access to Medicare Home Health Services

NASW

Aug 24, 2020

In its comment on a proposed rule addressing the Medicare Home Health benefit for calendar year 2021, NASW stressed the benefits of telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency but encouraged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to forgo permanent authorization of telehealth by Medicare-certified home health agencies. The association also expressed concerns about how the implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model has affected Medicare beneficiaries' access to home health services and urged CMS to remedy these problems.

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: June 15

National Center on Elder Abuse

Jun 10, 2020

Join NASW in observing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 and throughout the month of June. Visit the WEAAD Web site of the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), for which NASW serves as an advisory board member, for observance tools, planning tips, activity ideas, podcast recordings, and a social media guide. Find an event online or in your community and add your own WEAAD event to the event map to boost participation.

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NASW Advocates for Access to Social Work Services in Home Health

NASW

Jun 01, 2020

NASW submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services urging the agency to allow provision of medical social services via telehealth in Medicare-certified home health agencies during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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