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Tag Archives: Seniors

NASW commends lawmakers for introducing bill to improve mental health care for older Americans; update Medicare reimbursement to social workers

The National Association of Social Workers is pleased to announce Congressional social work champions introduced legislation today that will improve older Americans’ access to mental health services by updating the way the Medicare Program reimburses clinical social workers. We urge our members, the wider social work community, and allies of the social work profession to take part in activities to ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Affordable Care Act

Social Workers Believe Law Can Improve the Lives of Uninsured Populations WASHINGTON, DC (June 28, 2012) The National Association of Social Workers today celebrates the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).   NASW has been an outspoken advocate for improving health care access, quality, and services for millions of Americans not currently ... Read More »

Social work and late-life downsizing

NASW News’ Social Work in the Public Eye: The process of downsizing can be intimidating for anyone, but especially for those transitioning into a later stage of life, according to an online article by the Associated Press/Canadian Press. Older people who must move out of their home into a more manageable living arrangement — a term the article calls “late ... Read More »

Straight Talk for Seniors on Health Reform Campaign Begins

The Affordable Care Act contains many provisions that strengthen the Medicare program. However, polling data recently released by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a nonprofit service and advocacy organization whose mission is to improve the lives of older Americans, especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged, reveal that many seniors are still confused by the new law, including the ... Read More »

NASW Hosts Annual Practice Conference on Aging in Las Vegas

For Immediate Release Washington, DC -To help social workers meet the unique needs of the aging population, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) will host its first annual practice conference in Las Vegas on March 15-16, 2009. The conference—titled “The Aging Boom: Is Your Clinical Practice Ready?”—will prepare social work private practitioners to better serve this growing demographic.  NASW ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – June 24, 2008

News Source: Google News Sahara stands up against domestic violence IndiaPost.com – Union City,CA,USA Founding board member LCSW Sheela Mehta is still on the Sahara board and continues her dedicated efforts with a focus on client empowerment and mental … UB School of Social Work Students Receive Awards UB News Center – Buffalo,NY,USA Rebecca Green of Buffalo, the Terese M. ... Read More »

Call for Proposals – SAGE Fourth National Conference on LGBT Aging

The National Association of Social Workers is pleased to co-sponsor the Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) Fourth National Conference on LGBT Aging. The conference, presented by AARP, will be held October 12-14, 2008 at the Marriott New York at the Brooklyn Bridge. Currently, SAGE is seeking proposals for its Fourth National Conference on LGBT Aging, entitled, It’s About ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – February 5, 2008

When Police Intervene Newsweek – USA [One of those] is the SMART team, where we have an officer paired up with a person—a doctor, nurse or licensed clinical social worker—from the Los Angeles … For NASA, ‘The Right Stuff’ takes on a softer tone USA Today – USA That can backfire during a long stay in space, says Lawrence Palinkas ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – November 4, 2007

‘Go buckets’ give supplies, area for relief during a lockdown East Valley Tribune – Mesa,AZ,USA … of staff and students in a way that would be private,” said Bruce Harvey, clinical social worker and coordinator of emergency services for the district. … ‘Aging in place’ an increasing option for seniors North County Times – Escondido,CA,USA “Most people want to stay ... Read More »