Medical Social Work
Public Policy /
United States Public Policy
The public policy of our country, as it applies to the
elderly, is reflected a Message to Congress, nearly half a
"On the basis of his study of the world's great civilizations,
the historian Toynbee concluded that "A society's quality and
durability can best be measured 'by the respect and
care given its elderly citizens."'
John F. Kennedy in a Message to Congress
Our goal, as
active advocates on issues of importance affecting the quality
of life of the elderly is the full implementation of existing
federal laws and programs designed to give the respect and
dignity espoused in public policy.
Seldom does an
opportunity arise, with so much potential for improving the
lives of so many, as is afforded by full implementation of the
Social Services component of Medicare Home Program..
ingredients necessary for major improvements in the quality
of life of elder Americans, already exist in established
public policy, legislation, funding, and programs.
The elderly are
entitled to the level of respect and care implicit in
public policy. Health Care Professionals have a duty
to implement such public policy. Our plan for improving
elderly life quality reflects our determination to make a
difference. Grounded in factual data, emanating
from real time experience and field tested service models, our
positions and recommendations provide public officials and
policy makers with accurate information upon which to base
Forum for Issues and Action Plans
It is our
intent to develop this Web Page as an interactive forum to
influence the implementation of our Nation's Public Policy as
it affects the respect and care of our most vulnerable
citizens. Expect identification of issues and
formulation of action plans to begin in September of 2007.
Work Services, Inc.
1745 Binney Drive, Ft. Pierce, FL
Phone / Fax (772) 467-0709
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