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Post your explanation of the significance of addressing spirituality with the elderly. Spirituality is a subject that has increased in significance in social work as for many elderly clients. Spirituality has been a foundation of comfort and strength. Some older individuals may feel angry at their present situation and lessen beliefs previously held. However, the elderly’s current issues should be included in any assessment. Risk is another area that should be considered. NASW’s Standards for Family Caregivers (2010) has a list of risks that should be considered with the elderly. These factors include; the ability of caregivers to understand the elder adult’s state of mind and provide proper care. Social worker’s, friends and family should be aware of any type of abuse and neglect of their senior citizen. Including the category of risk there is the recognition that older adults are not immune from having or developing substance abuse and alcohol problems (Sokolec, 2016).

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