About Amanda Woodward

Amanda Toler Woodward, PhD is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Michigan State University. She does research on services and supports for older adults including racial and ethnic disparities in access to services and international comparisons of service systems. She writes about a wide range of topics related to aging research, social work, academia, and whatever else catches her fancy at www.amandatolerwoodward.com


49 articles written by : Amanda Woodward

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) are a long-term care option that combines independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing in one setting.  The goal of CCRCs is to provide long-term services and supports that meet your changing needs over time without requiring that you mov...
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Thousands of people have cardiac surgery in the U.S. every day, typically to correct problems wit...

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Knee and hip replacements are common. As we live longer with more wear and tear on our joints, th...

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Congestive heart failure (CHF) affects nearly five million adults in the United States, most of w...

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Social workers provide care for all sorts of people, including the senior community. They coordin...

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Sometimes an older adult just can’t make decisions anymore about senior living options. Most of t...

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What is discharge planning?What is discharge planning?Discharge planning happens while you are in...

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Time off from caregiving is important to maintain your physical and emotional health. Family and ...

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What are social networks and why are they important?What are social networks and why are they imp...

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Although senior housing is typically under state rather than federal regulation, all housing fall...

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Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs) include assisted living or board and care hom...

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An estimated one quarter of adults aged 65 and older (over 11 million people) have Type 2 diabete...

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Long-term care insurance is promoted as a way for the middle class to cover care expenses in thei...

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A move to senior housing doesn’t have to be permanent. Sometimes your loved one may need a short-...

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A stroke can turn your life upside down, and affect friends and family as well. Hospital stays af...

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