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Journal of Social Work in Long-Term Care
J Soc Work Long Term Care

ISSN (printed): 1533-2624. ISSN (electronic): 1533-2632.

The Journal of Social Work in Long-Term Care is a specialized publication for practitioners in the fields of social work, gerontology, and health care who are involved in providing services across the continuum of care for frail older adults and patients with chronic illness. This demanding area of practice has long needed a journal that addresses all its specialized concerns from staff training to new technologies. With more and more older adults spending years in long-term care, the demands on practitioners are becoming overwhelming. They must deal with government regulations, paperwork, emotionally stressed families, overworked staff, and of course the patient, who may feel helpless, angry, confused, or simply lonely. The Journal of Social Work in Long-Term Care faces these issues and offers solid suggestions to address the situation. The Journal of Social Work in Long-Term Care offers practitioners innovative techniques and ideas for providing high-quality care in nursing homes, including subacute and dementia care, adult day health programs, social model day programs, respite care, housing (including CCRCs, assisted living, and low income programs), and case management. In addition, the journal discusses issues of new technologies and their impacts on caregiving as well as practical matters of staff roles, function, and training. Thorough and up-to-date, the Journal of Social Work in Long-Term Care will include articles on the following important topics: foundations for practice; direct social work practice; social work as a discipline in an interdisciplinary setting; management, training, and supervision; international perspectives on care issues; audiovisual and technology reviews, including Web sites, book reviews, and media reviews. The Journal of Social Work in Long-Term Care is designed to address the issues and problems faced every day by those who work with frail elderly clients or those who are chronically ill. Gerontologists, social workers, and health care professionals will find it an essential tool in serving their highly specialized client population.

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