Nursing Home Social Workers Share Their Stories
The practice of social work in skilled nursing homes involves multiple skills, a wide breadth of knowledge, and extensive problem-solving abilities. New ideas, sharing information, and practice wisdom can be important in maintaining and developing new ways to work with residents, families, and staff.Over 30 years ago, a small group of dedicated social workers began an educational opportunity for colleagues in the field through the NASW- MA Chapter at the Annual Nursing Home Social Work Conference. Each year, papers written by nursing home social workers have been presented to the conference audience. It is our intent to post these wonderful “voices from the field” on this website.
Our first paper is called, Discharging a Resident Back Home, by Joel Langsam, LICSW.
Please look for more papers at this site!
Elise Beaulieu, PhD, LICSW, Nursing Home Committee Chair
Committee members: Frank Baskin, LICSW, Joel Langsam, LICSW, Julie Sahlins, LICSW, and
Toby Savitt, MSW.