Then when I tell them that I work with older people, they automatically assume that I work in a care home, or with people with dementia. But working with older people is as diverse as working with any other age range. I work in the community, with older people not previously known to adult social care. Some may just need information and advice about universal local services. Others may need equipment or home adaptions to meet their needs, and some need access to services.
Social work with older people is as important as child protection
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As a licensed clinical geriatric social worker and co-owner of Right at Home in Northern Virginia , Colleen Turner has a passion for helping older adults manage life well. In her private practice, Colleen provides mental health therapy for elders who have anxiety and depression. She also supervises social worker candidates as they prepare for their licensing exams.