Sociology of aging is the final phase of an individual’s life, where an elderly confronts many difficulties with regard to their physical condition, mental health, and support system. The challenges of aging of course require intervention. One of the interventions that can support wellbeing of the aging population is the profession of social work. This book designs the interventions intended to assist the elderly clients in alleviating problems impeding their wellbeing. The book reveals that social work intervention has a significant role in improving the quality of life and well-being of Indian elderly— it plays a vital role in the care of the aged and improved the existing condition of the elderly. The volume may be found useful by students and researchers of Social Work.
Dr. Kaushalendra Pratap Singh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at Rajiv Gandhi University (A Central University), Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. He is the recipient of Young Innovator Award by Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) at Japan. He has to his credit several published research papers and articles in national and international journals and contributed chapters in edited books as well. He also keeps presenting papers in national and international conferences/ seminars etc.
1. Caring for the Elderly Using Social Work Intervention
Defining the Aged; Biological Ageing; Psychological Ageing; Social Ageing; Demography of Ageing Population; Elderly Care; Policies and Legislations for Elderly Care; Need for Social Work Intervention
2. Agencies and Approaches
Objectives; Reviewing the Literature; Research Design, Approach and The Study Area; Data Collection
3. Caring for the Elderly: Using a Pre Intervention Assessment
Demographic and Socio-Economic Characteristics; Basic Amenities; Government Pension; Living Arrangements; Physical Health; Mental Health; Support System
4. Social Work Intervention
Values; Purpose and Goals; Sanctions; Knowledge; The Intervention Repertoire; Context for Social Work Intervention; Implementation of Social Work Intervention; Intervention Strategies Applied; Impact of Social Work Intervention
5. Learning from Individual Case Studies
Case Studies; Global Observation
6. Working with Elderly
Findings; Basic Necessities; Physical and Mental Health; Support System, Elder Abuse and Neglect; Recommendations