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Unformatted text preview: A prospective social worker in this situation would have a lot of issues to consider, and it seems that the balance will shift as Mrs. W. ages. The goal should be to keep Mrs. W. as independent as possible and in her own home as long as she is able to be there safely. Because her only daughter is 1,500 miles away in another state, her access to support is an issue, however she is in a good state-of-mind and is relatively healthy. The stairs in her two-story home are a consideration, but provided she has first-floor access to her bed, bathroom and kitchen, that should not be a major impediment to her remaining at home. She can get by with home services because she also has friends and fellow church members to rely on. One alternative placement at this point could have been with her daughter in another state, but this would have disrupted...
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- Spring '10