The SAGE Handbook of Social Work is the world's first generic major reference work to provide an authoritative guide to the theory, method, and values of social work in one volume. Drawn from an international field of excellence, the contributors each offer a critical analysis of their individual area of expertise. The result is this invaluable resource collection that not only reflects upon the condition of social work today but also looks to future developments.
Chapter 34: Older People
The dramatic growth of the population age 65 and older worldwide is often referred to as a demographic imperative because it affects all social institutions: families, the workplace, educational settings, housing, and health and mental healthcare systems. Addressing older adults' needs is challenging, ...