The in-home worker: Serving the frail elderly

R. M. Berger, S. Anderson

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Little attention has been paid to the special tasks facing the many unskilled in-home workers who serve the frail elderly. With the assistance of the Community Care Training Project at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, the authors studied the needs in-home workers have for interpersonal skills. A typology of problematic interpersonal situations is presented, along with suggestions for training, assessment, and supervision of clients and workers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-461
Number of pages6
JournalSocial work
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science


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