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


41 articles written by : Amanda Woodward

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


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Respite Care Following Cardiac Surgery

Thousands of people have cardiac surgery in the U.S. every day, typically to ...

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Respite Care Post Hip or Knee Replacement

Knee and hip replacements are common. As we live longer with more wear and te...

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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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Elder Conservatorship: Explained

Sometimes an older adult just can’t make decisions anymore about senior livin...

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Hospital Discharge Planning for Elders

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

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Adult Day Care Programs for Caregiver Respite

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

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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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Forms Required for Moving Into RCFEs

Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs) include assisted living o...

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Diabetes Care in Senior Housing

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

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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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