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


24 articles written by : Amanda Woodward

Is Buying into a Continuing Care Retirement Community Right For Me?


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Recovery Care for Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure (CHF) affects nearly five million adults in the Unit...

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Online Social Worker Support Groups

Social workers provide care for all sorts of people, including the senior com...

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Hospital Discharge Planning for Elders

What is discharge planning?What is discharge planning?Discharge planning happ...

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Expanding Social Networks as We Age

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

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Eviction Rights for Community Residents

Although senior housing is typically under state rather than federal regulati...

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Long-term Care Insurance Options

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

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Short-Term Senior Housing in Walnut Creek

A move to senior housing doesn’t have to be permanent. Sometimes your loved o...

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Elder Care Following a Stroke

A stroke can turn your life upside down, and affect friends and family as wel...

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Transitional Care for Rehabilitation

Up to a quarter of those hospitalized under Medicare are rehospitalized withi...

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Navigating Driving Risk

Giving up driving is hard.  Not only is being able to drive important to main...

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Navigating the Holidays with Aging Parents

Decades of research has found that social support is important for mental and...

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Holiday Fun for Assisted Living Communities

The holidays are full of traditions and memories.  For residents in assisted ...

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Assisted Living at Home

Most of us would like to live at home for as long as possible, but at some po...

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Electronic Medical Records

The Affordable Care Act includes provisions to support the move toward the us...

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