gerontology social worker




Gerontology social workers provide assistance to elderly individuals and their families helping them to cope with their biopsychosocial needs. They help connecting the elderly with community resources by gathering information about the array of services available to them. Gerontology social workers assess their clients' needs, functional capacity and health problems and liaise with medical professionals when necessary.

Alternative label

  • geriatric social worker

  • older adults community care social worker

  • older adults social worker

  • gerontological social worker

  • social care gerontologist

  • social worker

  • social work gerontologist

  • seniors social worker

Regulatory aspect

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