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Journal of Gerontological Social Work

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https://read.qxmd.com/read/31010408/monitoring-the-monitors-medicaid-integration-of-passive-remote-monitoring-technology
#1
Clara Berridge
Implementation of passive remote monitoring is advancing faster than our knowledge base about appropriate and ethical use. For all the media and research attention these technologies are getting, there has been very little discussion about how they are positioned to be integrated into health plans, yet their integration is key to how they will be incorporated into social work practice. As coverage of passive remote monitoring technologies expands in Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS), new policies that support informed decision-making, consenting processes, and regulations for ethical, appropriate use are urgently needed...
April 22, 2019: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30929592/assisted-transport-caregiving-and-its-impact-towards-carer-employees
#2
Anastassios Z Dardas, Allison Williams, Peter Kitchen, Li Wang
Assisted-transport is the most common informal caregiving task and will be in greater demand due to an aging society. One population group that predominantly covers the demands of informal eldercare while working full time in the paid labor force are carer-employees. The developing carer-employee literature addresses: the health risks for carer-employees; employers of carer-employees, and policy/program interventions. Little research focuses on assisted-transport, which impacts health. This study begins to fill the gap by addressing the following objectives: (1) develop a socioeconomic profile of carer-employees performing assisted-transport tasks; (2) identify any gender differences based on the profile, particularly employment and caregiving traits; (3) examine behavioral factors that increase the likelihood of conducting assisted-transport caregiving, and; (4) determine whether carer-employees are more likely to be overwhelmed from assisted-transport caregiving...
March 30, 2019: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30786817/consolidated-measures-of-activity-among-older-adults-results-of-a-three-data-set-comparison
#3
Yung Soo Lee, Michelle Putnam, Nancy Morrow-Howell, Megumi Inoue, Jennifer C Greenfield, Huajuan Chen
This study explores the potential to consolidate a broad range of activity items to create more manageable measures that could be used in statistical modeling of multi-activity engagement. We utilized three datasets in the United States: Panel Study of Income Dynamics, Health and Retirement Study, and Midlife in the United States. After identifying activity items, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis were used to empirically explore composite activity measures. Findings suggest that discrete activity items can be consolidated into activity domains; however, activity domains differ across datasets depending on availability of activity items...
February 21, 2019: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30739607/home-care-services-for-indigenous-population-in-taiwan-cultural-and-socio-structural-implications-for-long-term-care-policy
#4
Chien-Chou Hou, Tsuann Kuo
Taiwan faces the world's top aging rate over the next 8 years, making long-term care a priority for all populations, including the 16 indigenous groups who live primarily in the mountains and have different cultural practices than mainstream Taiwanese people. To examine how home care services are coordinated, managed, and delivered to the indigenous populations, we interviewed 10 public care managers and analyzed the interview content to assess their work experiences with home care workers and indigenous users in 2016...
February 11, 2019: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30732546/the-portuguese-version-of-the-hartford-geriatric-social-work-competency-scale-ii-assessment-subscale-factor-structure-and-psychometric-properties
#5
Fernanda Daniel, Rosa Monteiro, Jorge Ferreira, Ana Galhardo
The current study aimed to test the fit of the Portuguese version of the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Competency Scale II - Assessment subscale (GSWCS-A) and explore its factor structure and psychometric properties in a sample of 534 social workers working in the gerontology field. Confirmatory factor analysis showed that all items presented good factor loadings and that the single-component model fit the data well. The GSWCS-A showed very good internal consistency. Despite the existence of different theoretical perspectives on Social Work, which frame the required competencies for professional practice, the GSWCS-A Portuguese version revealed similitudes with studies conducted in other countries...
February 8, 2019: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30732544/maine-s-bold-initiative-homecare-for-all
#6
Sandra Butler
A 2018 ballot initiative in Maine proposed universal home care and improved work conditions for home care workers.Although ultimately defeated, the innovative proposal received considerable support and laid the groundwork for an upcoming legislative campaign.It offers a framework for increasing access to home care and creating quality jobs for home care aides. This commentary reviews the problems addressed by the Homecare for All initiative, what was proposed, the campaign process and anticipated next steps, and implications for gerontological social workers...
February 8, 2019: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30727857/solutions-to-the-challenge-of-meeting-rural-transportation-needs-middle-aged-and-older-adults-perspectives
#7
Moon Choi, Amy M Schuster, Nancy E Schoenberg
This study aimed to explore how the aging population in Appalachia manages its transportation and plans for the transition to non-driving and to seek possible solutions to the challenge of meeting rural transportation needs. Four focus groups (N = 38) were conducted, supplemented by a questionnaire, in Appalachian Kentucky. The results showed that few alternative transportation existed except a local paratransit service and informal transportation support. Compared to older adults, middle-aged adults reported a greater willingness to use mobile phones and the Internet to arrange transportation if they were available...
February 6, 2019: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30724686/quality-of-life-enhancement-research-program-lessons-learned
#8
Daniel Paulson, Nicholas James, David Brush
The attempted Quality of Life Enhancement program appeared to be a novel method for creating a symbiotic and sustainable relationship between a large Southeastern university and local nursing home and assisted living facilities (ALF), through which ALF residents would attend university arts and sporting events. During implementation, it was discovered that this project was unsustainable, undesired, unneeded by many care centers, difficult to implement, and required a dedicated and specialized staff. After attempting to enroll 14 local care facilities, only 2 were interested in becoming involved and produced 5 eligible participants...
February 6, 2019: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30724670/hypothesis-testing-of-cna-perceptions-of-organizational-culture-in-long-term-care
#9
Nancy Kusmaul, Shalini Sahoo
This commentary for the special issue on research that went wrong describes a study that explored factors that contribute to variability within Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) on organizational safety culture. We know from previous research that CNAs provide most direct care in nursing homes and that direct care workers often experience agency culture differently from agency management (Wolf et al., 2014). We were looking for factors that nursing homes could alter to improve the culture for CNAs, and thus, residents...
February 6, 2019: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30714495/transit-crime-as-a-barrier-to-qualitative-urban-health-research-with-older-adults
#10
Stephen Edward McMillin, Jason T Carbone
This paper reports how transit crime and perception of crime have been barriers to an area-focused and person-based ethnographic urban health and wellbeing research study in St. Louis. This study has experienced two primary challenges. First, respondent concerns about crime have impeded the ability of the study to follow best practices to strengthen ethnographic and qualitative research. Second, these concerns have impeded sampling and respondent participation in a way that decreases the voice and perspectives of older adults...
February 4, 2019: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30698103/the-short-guide-to-aging-and-gerontology-by-kate-de-medeiros
#11
Sarah Jen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 30, 2019: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30698073/review-of-the-book-nomadland-surviving-america-in-the-twenty-first-century
#12
Peter A Kindle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 30, 2019: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30983559/re-introduction-of-the-book-media-and-resource-review-section
#13
Nancy Kusmaul
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2019: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30983558/introducing-the-policy-commentary
#14
Michelle Putnam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2019: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30755149/jgsw-special-issue-on-self-direction-in-long-term-services-and-supports
#15
Michelle Putnam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2019: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30755147/special-issue-on-self-direction-in-long-term-services-and-supports
#16
Kevin J Mahoney
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2019: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30614419/negotiating-tensions-between-methodology-and-procedural-ethics
#17
James Rupert Fletcher
In this commentary, I consider what can go wrong in research when tensions arise between methodology and procedural ethics. I recount difficulties negotiating and implementing a participant recruitment strategy during my doctoral research project, which aimed to explore the experiences of people affected by dementia in the United Kingdom who were disengaged from services. To access this hard-to-reach population, I intended to adopt an informal recruitment strategy, snowball sampling from personal contacts and striking up conversations in public places...
January 6, 2019: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30614409/the-tasks-and-characteristics-of-supportive-support-brokers
#18
Ellen Mahoney, Grace Oh, Carmen Morano, Kevin Mahoney, Andrew DeVellis
In the United States, under the Cash and Counseling or budget authority model of self-directed personal assistance where the participant manages his or her own services and supports, the Support Broker role was established to assist and coach the participant. The support broker role grew out of a person-centered planning process where focus groups and surveys helped ascertain what potential participants wanted to help them establish a self-directed alternative. But, despite this role being described in policy guidance from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid, little research has been conducted examining the functions, activities and usefulness of this position...
January 6, 2019: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30574848/looking-back-to-move-forward-the-value-of-reflexive-journaling-for-novice-researchers
#19
Kylie Meyer, Rosalind Willis
For novice qualitative researchers, each encounter in the field yields a ream of questions and uncertainties. While fieldwork has inherent ambiguities for all researchers, novice researchers have less experience on which to draw to assess their interactions with participants. Adding to this uncertainty, gerontological fieldwork is frequently imbued by age-and cohort-related nuances, characteristics which new researchers often do not share with participants. It is also not uncommon for new researchers to work primarily alone on projects, such as dissertations and theses...
December 21, 2018: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30560726/implementing-fall-prevention-guidelines-with-vulnerable-older-adults-the-social-work-role
#20
Lisa A Juckett, Monica L Robinson
Falls are the leading cause of injury among the older adult population, resulting in costly and devastating aftermaths. National fall prevention guidelines (FPGs) have been established to assist healthcare professionals with addressing fall risk, but little is understood about the extent to which FPGs have been implemented by social workers. Social workers, however, may beuniquely positioned to implement FPGs with older adults due to their expertise in care coordination and home- and community-based service settings...
December 18, 2018: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
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