The coming of age for assisted living care: New options for senior housing and social work practice

William J. Spitzer, Karen Neuman, Gary Holden

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    As the United States experiences substantial growth in its population that is 65 years and older, development of safe housing and compassionate care for seniors is becoming a priority domestic issue. Assisted living is one of the fastest growing types of senior housing in the nation, attracting residents with a perceived combination of security, personal care services, less restrictive homelike environments and emphasis on independence, privacy and personal dignity. As there is limited reference to assisted living in the social work literature, this article selectively reviews the broader literature on the aging U.S. population and their need, assisted living as a senior housing and care option, the characteristics of this approach and the potential for social work practice in this evolving arena.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)21-45
    Number of pages25
    JournalSocial Work in Health Care
    Volume38
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 15 2004

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    Keywords

    • Geriatrics
    • Long-term care
    • Research design
    • Social work research

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    • Community and Home Care
    • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    The coming of age for assisted living care : New options for senior housing and social work practice. / Spitzer, William J.; Neuman, Karen; Holden, Gary.

    In: Social Work in Health Care, Vol. 38, No. 3, 15.07.2004, p. 21-45.

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    Spitzer, William J. ; Neuman, Karen ; Holden, Gary. / The coming of age for assisted living care : New options for senior housing and social work practice. In: Social Work in Health Care. 2004 ; Vol. 38, No. 3. pp. 21-45.
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