Title

A Social Worker's Perspective on Integrating Social Work into Assisted Living Facilities

Department

Social Work

Date of Paper/Work

2015

Degree Name

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

Type of Paper/Work

Clinical research paper

Advisors

Rajean Moone

Abstract

A social workers perspective on the integration of social work into Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) is extremely limited within literature context review. The limitation of the research is most likely due to the fact that there are no national regulations or requirements for social work involvement within ALF except in specific cases such as those of Elderly Waivers Program or congregate housing where individuals are assigned case management services. The focus of this research was to examine the structure of ALF and the ideology of incorporating the practice of social work within ALF. With no national standard, states are allowed to adapt their own view and procedures on the services provided within ALF, this can have both positive and negative effects of the residents of ALF. The purpose of this research was to examine what services associated with social work are provided in ALF and who provides services associated with the field of social work if no social worker is present in an ALF. To accomplish this, a quantitative research survey was sent out using the system Qualtrics. Forty-two surveys were sent to ALF located in the southeast region of Minnesota, only 6 ALF responses were completed in entirety and analyzed. The purpose of this research is to further graduate social work research in the area of older adults.

Keywords

assisted living facility, social work

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