Resources for Nursing Home Social Workers

Other Resources

Free guide discussing comfort care for people with dementia living in care facilities. Produced by the Alzheimer's Association—Greater Illinois Chapter

Arizona State University Training Modules (courtesy of Dr. Robin Bonifas and her students):

Motivational Interviewing

Suicide Assessment

Dementia-related Behaviors and Environmental Changes

Native American Spirituality

Understanding Advance Directives

Nursing Home Regulations Plus (University of Minnesota) 

Social Work Care Plans for the Nursing Home by Leta Perry - Book

The New Care Plan Answer Book for Activity, Psychosocial and Social Work Programs: MDS 3.0 edition, by Greenwald, Pareti, and Davis.

Books about Nursing Home Social Work 
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CMS Nursing Home Compendium: 2008
This is the sixth edition of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) annual Nursing Home Data Compendium. The compendium contains figures and tables presenting data on all residents in Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes in the United States. A series of graphs and maps highlights some of the most interesting data, while detailed data are available in accompanying tables. The tables and figures in this volume were compiled from CMS survey and certification administrative data and nursing home clinical data contained in the Minimum Data Set (MDS).

Social Work Practice in the Nursing Home Setting: A Primer for Social Workers

Social workers and social service staff members, please send us information about resources that YOU have found useful in doing your job.
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