Aging Practice Tools

NASW Practice Alert: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2019

Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW

Jun 09, 2019

Join NASW in observing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 and throughout the month. WEAAD raises awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation and reaffirms our society's commitment to the principle of justice for all. Read this NASW Practice Alert to learn about the association's recent elder justice activities and how you can get involved in WEAAD and the elder justice movement. Find free resources and tools to enhance your work with, and on behalf of, older adults.

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NASW Practice Alert: Older Americans Month 2019

Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW

May 23, 2019

Celebrate Older Americans Month (OAM) with NASW this May and keep the momentum going in June. Use this new NASW Practice Alert to find free materials for this year's OAM theme, to read about NASW's recent advocacy in aging and engage with your Members of Congress, to learn about NASW professional development programs related to aging, and to find other aging-focused resources within and beyond NASW.

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Advocating for Social Workers

NASW Clinical Team

Apr 24, 2019

One of the most frequently asked questions from NASW members is, “What is NASW doing to advocate for social workers?” In response to this popular question, the clinical team developed this advocacy booklet for members.

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Information To Help Medicare Beneficiaries with Open Enrollment

Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW

Nov 28, 2018

The Medicare open enrollment period ends on December 7, 2018. During this period, beneficiaries can review, compare, and switch their prescription drug (Part D) and health coverage. Use this new NASW Practice Alert to help beneficiaries with whom you work understand and navigate open enrollment.

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Strengthening Communities for Elder Justice

Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW

Oct 24, 2018

NASW is working with the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) and the FrameWorks Institute on an initiative to reframe communications about elder abuse, thereby promoting effective social policy solutions that prevent and address the problem. Read this NASW member–only Practice Perspective to learn how to apply the Reframing Elder Abuse strategy in your own work and to obtain current information, tips, and resources about elder justice.

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Help Your Clients Access and Use the New Medicare Card

Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW

Aug 17, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to protect the identity of beneficiaries. Read this Practice Alert for the latest information about the New Medicare Card initiative and to learn how you can help your clients obtain and use their cards.

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Elder Suicide: Durkheim’s Vision

This publication uses Emile Durkheim’s theory of suicide to understand suicidal distress and to identify circumstances that create suicide potential in the elderly.

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