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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging$
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Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001

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Social Service and Health Planning Agencies

Social Service and Health Planning Agencies

(p.493) 42 Social Service and Health Planning Agencies
Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Robert B. Hudson

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the role of planning agencies at state and substate levels in improving the quality of life for older adults. It outlines the history of the aging network, with careful focus on the planning challenges professionals have confronted in these settings. It emphasizes the emerging role of these agencies in the planning and delivery of long-term care, predicting that this will define the identity of the network in coming decades.

Keywords:   planning agencies, social services, social work practice, aging network, elderly

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