Resources for Nursing Home Social Workers

Books & Reports

1) Evaluating Social Work Services in Nursing Homes: Toward Quality Psychosocial Care and its Measurement (IASWR, 2004)

Contains the following agencies:

  • Nursing Home Residents' Psychosocial Needs: Social Work Perspective
  • Office of Inspector General Report: Psychosocial Services in Skilled Nursing
  • NASW Standards for Social Work Services in Long-Term Care Facilities
  • AGS/AAGP Consensus Statement on Improving US Nursing Home Mental Health
  • Social Worker Functions in Long-Term Care Settings (Department of Veterans)
  • Affairs
  • NASW Clinical Indicators for Social Work and Pyschosocial Services in Nursing
  • Homes
  • Quality of LIfe Measurement Domains

2) Measuring Long-Term Care Work: A Guide to Selected Instruments to Examine Direct Care Worker Experiences and Outcomes
Kiefer, et al., April (2005), U.S Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Labor

3) Social Work Services in Nursing Homes: Toward Quality Psychosocial Care NASW

4) Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs: The 2009 MetLift Market Survey of Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Adult Day Services, and Home Care Costs