Title

Adapting to Change: "Provider Perspectives on the Transition to Long Term Care"

Department

Social Work

Date of Paper/Work

2013

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Type of Paper/Work

Clinical research paper

Advisors

Colin Hollidge

Abstract

This study investigated the transition from independent living to long-term care settings from the perspective of social workers currently in the field. This study was carried out using qualitative interviews with semi-structured questions. The sample was made up of five participants. The primary purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of the transitional process from independent living to long-term care from the perspective of social workers who are professionally-involved in this process. The secondary purpose of this study was to understand the dynamic issues faced by long-term care social workers and to better understand how their unique experience drives their own insight. The results of the study yielded three distinct themes. Theme one: reassurance, education, and insight on behalf of families. Theme two: admissions and screening. Theme three: administrative strain.

Keywords

long-term care, independent living, social work

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