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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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Residential-Based Care: New York's NORC-Supportive Services Program Model

Residential-Based Care: New York's NORC-Supportive Services Program Model

(p.705) 64 Residential-Based Care: New York's NORC-Supportive Services Program Model
Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Fredda Vladeck

Oxford University Press

This chapter argues for the need to build coherent services within the communities where older people live, to have a different policy discussion from the one we have been having for the last 25 years. It begins with a brief description of the prevailing paradigm that governs community-based services for older people and the role of social work within it, quickly cataloging some of the major deficiencies with the current approach. It then suggests a new paradigm that reflects today's understanding of aging and moves quickly to illustrating how this new paradigm is applied in practice in the 27 naturally occurring retirement community (NORC) Supportive Service Programs (NORC-SSPs) in New York City. The chapter concludes by identifying some lessons and implications from this experience, and its replicability to other kinds of communities.

Keywords:   retirement community, Supportive Service Program, residential care, aging, elderly, social work practice, community-based services

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