The Use of the Small Group in Orienting New Residents to a Home for the Aged: The Admissions Group

By Sidney R. Saul, Shura Saul, Arthur Segal

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Spring 1962

An elderly woman or man entering the Home for Aged Blind People faced significant challenges, including adjustments in physical mobility, social interaction, and self esteem. To help alleviate some of these difficulties, the Jewish Guild for the Blind instituted a trial of "admissions groups" made up of relatively new residents of the home and led by a social worker from the Guild. Over a series of five or six sessions, newly admitted residents of the home related the problems they were having at the home and discussed their emotional hardships. Ultimately, residents of these groups tended to propose solutions to problems in the home and to form social networks with other group members; therefore, the Guild decided to standardize such admissions groups at the home.

Topic: Social Work, Institutional Care, Disability and Special Needs, Health and Healing, Aging, Elderly

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 38/No. 3

Page Number(s): 256-263

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States , Yonkers, New York

Language: English

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Saul, Sidney R. Saul, Shura. Segal, Arthur. The Use of the Small Group in Orienting New Residents to a Home for the Aged: The Admissions Group. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1962: 256-263. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3897


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