Older people and their assets: A range of roles and issues for social workers

Wilson, Jill, Tilse, Cheryl, Setterlund, Deborah and Rosenman, Linda (2009) Older people and their assets: A range of roles and issues for social workers. Australian Social Work, 62 2: 155-167. doi:10.1080/03124070902748894

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Author Wilson, Jill
Tilse, Cheryl
Setterlund, Deborah
Rosenman, Linda
Title Older people and their assets: A range of roles and issues for social workers
Journal name Australian Social Work   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0312-407X
Publication date 2009-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03124070902748894
Volume 62
Issue 2
Start page 155
End page 167
Total pages 13
Editor Christine Bigby
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
940103 Ageing and Older People
160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified
Abstract Following a 10-year research program around assets and ageing, the present paper summarises the work done, and outlines the major findings from the perspectives of older people, carers, and service providers. The research has explored the roles and practices of family caregivers in managing older people’s assets, the experiences of older people who receive such assistance, the factors associated with the financial abuse of older people with and without cognitive capacity, and the concerns of aged care practitioners when the mismanagement of assets is suspected. The experiences of older people and their carers are characterised by a range of responses that generate a number of issues for social work practitioners. Taking a critical perspective, the article discusses practice responses in relation to financial abuse, the assessment of the capacity of the older person to make decisions, and assisted and substitute decision making around asset management.
Keyword Aged
Elder abuse
Social work practice
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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