Learning Resources on age, ageism, and practice with older adults.
Review the Learning Resources on age, ageism, and practice with older adults.
Access and navigate through the Adolescent Case interactive video in the Learning Resources, selecting your responses as the session progresses.
Reflect on the choices you made as a social worker engaging with the adolescent and consider how those choices may have been influenced by the age of the client.
Ageism and Practice with Older Adults
Ageism is discrimination or prejudice against people based on their age, typically against older adults. It can manifest in various ways, including stereotypes, assumptions, and negative attitudes towards older adults. Ageism can have a significant impact on older adults’ lives, leading to social isolation, lack of access to resources, and discrimination in healthcare, housing, and employment.