A Guide for the Social Work Practitioner
Longer life expectancy, the aging baby boom population, and increasing numbers of older adults with chronic health conditions who want to remain at home are generating an urgent need for providers who possess specialized knowledge and skills in home heath care. Answering the urgent call for a textbook that deals with specifically with adults in this setting, Goldie Kadushin and Marcia Egan synthesize empirical research to extract practical applications for practice, emphasizing the "how to" of gerontological home health care by discussing the field's most relevant issues. The authors include chapters on home health care policies and funding, cultural and diversity issues, the contemporary challenges of the social work role in home health care, the development of a relationship, the client's role in helping with care, practice evaluation, and individual and social system assessment and intervention. They provide detailed case studies and directions for accessing rapid assessment instruments throughout the text. The also include programs, resources, and corresponding websites that link to appropriate services.
"Essential" — CHOICE
"Goldie Kadushin and Marcia Egan, leaders in their field, effectively argue the importance of social work in home health care. Their book masterfully integrates information on practice, policy, and research and highlights pathways for the future. It is a much-needed addition to our knowledge base and meets the needs of older adults of today and tomorrow." — Ji Seon Lee, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
"This guide is an excellent resource for anyone interested in gerontological social work practice, whether they are currently working in home health care or not. A comprehensive resource for practitioners and students alike." — Joan K. Davitt, assistant professor and Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice