Draft available for public review and comment. Family caregivers constitute
the foundation of care for older adults but often provide such care at risk to their own health and well-being. Social workers across practice settings play a critical role in supporting family caregivers at the individual, family, group, community, and organizational levels.
To view the standards and submit comments, visit www.socialworkers.org/practice/aging/standards
Please consider the following questions as you review the standards:
- How applicable are the standards to social workers across practice levels, professional roles, and practice settings?
- How relevant are the standards to the experiences and needs of family caregivers of older adults?
- Are the standards easy to understand? Are there any concepts that need to be clarified?