Jobs and Careers are Available?
in Aging Work?
in the field of aging work in a variety of settings. These include:
human service, and religious organizations;
care and long-term care institutions;
state, and local government agencies, including the aging network
(the system of service delivery to older persons established
by a federal law entitled the Older American Act);
and other educational and research settings;
professionals work directly with older persons. Their activities may include:
programs such as health promotion, senior theater groups, or intergenerational
activities for older persons in senior centers, community agencies,
or retirement communities
direct care to frail, ill, or impaired older persons in hospitals, clinics,
nursing homes, or through adult day care or home care programs
older persons and their families about issues of caregiving, employment,
death and dying, or mental health
older clients about estate planning and investments, financing long-term
care, or housing options.
professionals are less directly involved with older persons, but work
on their behalf, educate others, or investigate issues in the field of
aging. Examples of their activities include:
research on the aging processes and diseases associated with aging such
as Alzheimer's disease or osteoporosis
issues related to older persons such as retirement opportunities, income
maintenance, the health care system, and housing alternatives
administering, and evaluating community-based services and service delivery
systems for older persons
courses on aging to college and university students, health care professionals,
and older adults
with or on behalf of older persons before legislative bodies or in institutional
products to meet the special interests and needs of older persons
business, industry, and labor regarding older workers and consumers.
professionals devote themselves full-time to the field of aging. Others
divide their time between aging and other areas of interest within their
disciplinary, professional, or clinical areas.