NASW is committed to creating a greater awareness of the range of settings and areas of practice available within the field
of gerontological social work. NASW's Aging Section provides valuable practice and policy information for faculty and students
who are interested in working with older adults.
On the NASW Web site, you can find information about social workers working in the field of aging, please visit http://www.socialworkers.org/practice/aging/default.asp
for more details. Also, NASW has recently revised Standards for Social Work Services in Long-Term Care Facilities and our
Board of Directors has released Standards for Social Work Practice in Palliative and End of Life Care. All of the standards
can be found at http://www.socialworkers.org/practice/default.asp. Finally, NASW offers eight Specialty Practice Sections.
One of these is an Aging Section. For more information, go to
Click here to visit the NASW aging site:
Click here to view the NASW standards on long term and end of life care:
Click here, and then click the link for "Aging" to view the NASW site for the practice specialty of aging: