SW 824 Practice in Home and Community Settings with Older Adults (Spring: 3)

Prerequisite: SW 762 and SW 800
Elective
An advanced course that explores the roles of micro and macro-level social workers with older adults in home and community settings. Beginning with a consideration of aging in place, the course addresses the person-in-environment challenges facing older adults living outside of institutional settings. Attention is given to protecting vulnerable adults from abuse and neglect, grandparents raising grandchildren, and older adults with disabilities. The course concludes with a discussion of the legal issues of competency, guardianship, and end-of-life decision-making while considering issues of diversity, including race, ethnic group, sexual orientation, and gender, that affect the appropriateness of services.
The Department

Last Updated: 16-JAN-13