2154 Ch 10 Spring2010

2154 Ch 10 Spring2010 - TheProfessionofSocialWork SOWK2154...

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The Profession of Social Work SOWK 2154 Shari E. Miller, PhD SW and Services for the Elderly Chapter 10
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Race, Gender, and Social Class People of color represented about 20% of  the U.S. elderly in 2005 and are projected  to be about 25% in 2035  Population of older adults of color is  expected to grow at rate of 2.5 times that  of white older adults between 2004 and  2030 
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Race, Gender, and Social Class The US population 65 and over is 42%  men is about 74, and for women about 80.  Almost 70% of the elderly poor in the US  are women 26% of people 65 or older w/annual  incomes of $35K label their health as  excellent; 10% of older adults with  incomes less than $10K say the same  thing 
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Common Issues of Aging Primary aging: physiological decline occurs Secondary aging: how the primary aging  via: Physical Exercise  Healthy Diet Stress Management Access to Resources and Medical Care
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Common Issues of Aging Discrimination in employment Poverty and Social Security Retirement Average age planned 64 Identity Reduced income Health Care and Elderly Abuse Living Conditions and Family Variables
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Common Issues of Aging Transitional Issues and Losses Death of a spouse Declining health Loss of independence Increased dependence Social isolation Depression and suicide Gayging and LGBT community
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Context for Practice: Long-Term  Care for Older Adults Home-based services Informal support network
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